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Swarthmore College

2001

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A Águia E Os Estorninhos: Galileu E A Autonomia Da Ciência, P. R. Mariconda, Hugh Lacey May 2001

A Águia E Os Estorninhos: Galileu E A Autonomia Da Ciência, P. R. Mariconda, Hugh Lacey

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The idea that science is "value free" can be traced back to the emergence of the distinction between fact and value in the 17th century. It can be considered to have three components: impartiality, neutrality and autonomy. We show that important parts of these component ideas were developed and defended by Galileo, principally in his letters to Castelli and to Grand Duchess Cristina and in his books The Assayer and Two Chief World Systems. Galileo's argument for autonomy is particularly powerful and, although lacking the generality introduced in later arguments (since his principal concern was to win autonomy for ...


Review Of "A Theory Of Art" By K. Berger, Richard Thomas Eldridge Apr 2001

Review Of "A Theory Of Art" By K. Berger, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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The Persistence Of Romanticism: Essays In Philosophy And Literature, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2001

The Persistence Of Romanticism: Essays In Philosophy And Literature, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Has Romanticism been superseded by realism, modernism, and postmodernism, all of which are often taken to acknowledge reality more fully than Romanticism? What is it that Romantic thinkers and writers do? Why does what they do matter? Is Romanticism a think of the past? "These challenging essays defend Romanticism against its critics. They argue that Romantic thought, interpreted as the ongoing pursuit of freedom in concrete contexts, crossed by frustration and marked by desire, remains a central and exemplary form of both artistic work and philosophical understanding. Marshaling a wide range of texts from literature, philosophy, and criticism, Richard Eldridge ...