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Percival Lowell: Champion of Canals

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

American astronomer Percival Lowell adopted Schiaparelli’s canali and used them in his theories about Mars, its irrigation canals, and its advanced civilization. Lowell built an observatory in ... More


In Search of Goodness

Ruth W. Grant (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does a good life look like? How do people become good? Are there multiple, competing possibilities for what counts as a good life, all equally worthy? Or, is there a unified and transcendent ... More


To Make This Emergence Articulate: The Beautiful, The Tragic Sublime, The Good, and The Shapes of Common Practice

Romand Coles

in In Search of Goodness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306834
eISBN:
9780226306858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306858.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the recognition that alternative visions of goodness are required in a world where the dominant vision of “goodness” is deeply implicated in evil. It turns to Iris Murdoch's ... More


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