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Realism in Ontology

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Critical Scientific Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251612
eISBN:
9780191598098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251614.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Ontological realism claims that at least a part of reality is ontologically independent of human minds. This view is compatible with physicalism (eliminative and reductive materialism), emergent ... More


Learning from Culture

Henry Plotkin

in The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines some of the lessons that can be learned by social scientists from a naturalised science of culture. After considering whether culture is unique to humans, it discusses different ... More


The Evolution of Merged Culture, Genes, and Computing Artefacts

Susantha Goonatilake

in The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the evolution of cultural entities and how it is influenced by an environment that includes genes and computing devices. More specifically, it discusses the co-evolution of ... More


The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Michael Wheeler, John Ziman, and Margaret A. Boden (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Ever since Charles Darwin, scholars have noted that cultural entities such as languages, laws, firms, and theories seem to ‘evolve’ through sequences of variation, selection and replication, in many ... More


Introduction: Selectionist Reasoning as a Tool of Thought

John Ziman

in The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on a new mode of metascientific reasoning that applies the underlying rationale of Charles Darwin's explanation of the ‘Origin of Species’ to many other examples of historical ... More


Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Salim Tamari

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291256
eISBN:
9780520965102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291256.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity engaged in a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and ... More


Introduction: The Origins of Slapstick Modernism

William Solomon

in Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040245
eISBN:
9780252098468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040245.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter traces a process of cultural transformation that, beginning in the early decades of the twentieth century, led to the rise after World War II of the phenomenon called ... More


“Our Poor Country Is Getting into a Deplorable Condition”

Timothy B. Smith

in Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734294
eISBN:
9781621035411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734294.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the cultural entities of the state, including the religious, educational, and literary efforts of the citizens during war. The major downturn in these areas came with the ... More


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