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Buddhism and the Modern Epistemic Space: Buddhist Intellectuals in the Science and Philosophy of Life Debates

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Erik Hammerstrom’s chapter examines the participation of Buddhist intellectuals in the early 1920s “Science and Philosophy of Life” debates; he shows how Buddhist intellectuals adopted and promoted ... More


The Historical Context

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in The Science of Chinese Buddhism: Early Twentieth-Century Engagements

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170345
eISBN:
9780231539586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book argues that the most important period for Chinese Buddhists engagement with modern science occurred in the ten years between 1923 and 1932. This chapter lays out the historical context for ... More


Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age

Helga Nowotny and Giuseppe Testa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262014939
eISBN:
9780262295802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014939.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book charts the mutual reconfiguration between scientific and social innovations in and around the molecular life sciences. Today’s biology is making visible what was once invisible. It parses ... More


Eight

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes a second figure under which the deconstruction of the traditional way of thinking life is engaged. “Today, biologists no longer study life in laboratories,” François Jacob ... More


Romanticism with the Machine (1): From Frankenstein’s Monster to Hippie Computing

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In chapter 4 it is argued that already in historical times the romantic relation to technology cannot be reduced to mere opposition. It is shown how in the early nineteenth century romantics were not ... More


The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Ohad Nachtomy and Justin E. H. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The present volume advances a recent historiographical turn towards the intersection of early modern philosophy and the life sciences by bringing together many of its leading scholars to present the ... More


If I Were Dictator: The Modern Synthesis, Evolutionary Humanism, and a Superhuman Memory

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter treats the scientific career of Julian Huxley from the 1910s to the modern synthesis and beyond: his work in experimental embryology, on animal behaviour, genetics, and evolution. The ... More


Population Genetics with R: An Introduction for Life Scientists

Áki Jarl Láruson and Floyd Allan Reed

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198829539
eISBN:
9780191868092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829539.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Population genetics is an inherently quantitative discipline. Because the focus of population genetics studies is usually on abstract concepts like the frequencies of genetic variants over time, it ... More


Life and Death in Early Modern Philosophy

Susan James (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192843616
eISBN:
9780191926259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843616.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book sets out to convey the breadth of early-modern philosophical interest in life and death. It ranges over debates in metaphysics, the life sciences, epistemology, the philosophy of ... More


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