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The Legacy of Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Science

Janet A. Kourany

in Philosophy of Science after Feminism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732623
eISBN:
9780199866403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732623.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores the twentieth-century roots of contemporary philosophy of science and its penchant for dealing with science as if science existed in a social/political/economic vacuum. It ... More


Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology

William Lane Craig and Quentin Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263838
eISBN:
9780191682650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Contemporary science presents us with the remarkable theory that the universe began to exist about fifteen billion years ago with a cataclysmic explosion called ‘the Big Bang’. The question of ... More


Romanticism with the Machine (2): Cyberromanticism, Uncanny Robots, Romantic Cyborgs, and Spooky Science

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/9780262035460.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 5 continues constructing the “hybridity” and “fusion” narrative, but now focused on contemporary electronic ICTs. For the purpose of trying to understand the relation between romanticism and ... More


Rational Choice and Sociology

Alberto Martinelli

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines rational choice as one of the main paradigms in contemporary social sciences. It begins by discussing the original “opposition” between sociological theory and rational ... More


Biopolitical Science

Larry Arnhart

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents a theoretical framework for a biopolitical science that resolves some of the defects in contemporary political science. Critics of the contemporary state of political science ... More


Constructionism as Non-naturalism

Luciano Floridi

in The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833635
eISBN:
9780191872068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833635.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Philosophical constructionism is far from being relativistic. This chapter will argue that it does not have to be naturalistic either. The discussion begins with a consideration of a strange ... More


“On the Hands Down”: Eugen Sandow and Physical Culture in “Ithaca”

Vike Martina Plock

in Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034232
eISBN:
9780813038803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034232.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Eugen Sandow makes a particularly prominent appearance in the “Ithaca” episode where readers are told that his 1897 publication, Strength and How to Obtain It, adorns Leopold Bloom's bookshelf. ... More


Narrative

Sean Redmond

in Constellations Blade Runner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325093
eISBN:
9781800342200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325093.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the narrative of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner in terms of the way it functions, like the anti-narrative film found in a great deal of European art cinema. It discusses German ... More


Causality, Grammar, and Working Philosophies: Some Final Comments

Michael Lynch

in The One Culture?: A Conversation about Science

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467221
eISBN:
9780226467245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467245.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Most sociologists and historians agree that their studies of historical and contemporary cases must take into account what scientists say about their own theories and practices. It also seems that ... More


Perspectives on Orthodoxy, Evolution, and Ecology

Gayle E. Woloschak

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter aims to establish two claims: first, that ancient Christianity is not based on concepts that permit humans to “abuse” nature and the environment, and second, that ecology and evolution ... More


Extended Epistemology

J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, and Duncan Pritchard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198769811
eISBN:
9780191822643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

One of the most important research programs in contemporary cognitive science is that of extended cognition. In this area of study, features of a subject’s cognitive environment can, in certain ... More


An Awkward Synthesis

Alva Noë

in Learning to Look: Dispatches from the Art World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190928216
eISBN:
9780197601136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928216.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Pete Docter’s Inside Out (2015), the playful and ambitious story of the emotional life of a young girl, Riley, who is uprooted when her parents move to a new city so that her ... More


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