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Swarthmore College

2003

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Review Of "Science And Poetry" By M. Midgley, Hans Oberdiek Oct 2003

Review Of "Science And Poetry" By M. Midgley, Hans Oberdiek

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Existe Uma Distinção Relevante Entre Valores Cognitivos E Sociais?, Hugh Lacey Jun 2003

Existe Uma Distinção Relevante Entre Valores Cognitivos E Sociais?, Hugh Lacey

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It is useful to work with a model of the practices of scientific research that proposes that there are three key moments at which choices must be made: the moments of (i) adopting a strategy (or methodological rules), (ii) accepting theories, and (iii) applying scientific knowledge. Social values may have legitimate and important roles at the first and third moments, but not the second, where only cognitive values and available empirical data have essential roles. The distinction between cognitive and social values is needed to maintain this model, and thus to sustain the view that impartial scientific knowledge can be ...


Review Of "Genetically Modified Foods: Debating Biotechnology" Edited By M. Ruse And D. Castle, Hugh Lacey Jan 2003

Review Of "Genetically Modified Foods: Debating Biotechnology" Edited By M. Ruse And D. Castle, Hugh Lacey

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Cavell On American Philosophy And The Idea Of America, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2003

Cavell On American Philosophy And The Idea Of America, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Here is a common picture of what American philosophy looks like to and within many American philosophy departments. To a considerable degree, it does not exist at all. Most departments do not feel obliged to teach American philosophy as they do modern philosophy (Descartes to Kant) and ancient Greek philosophy. It is normally not part of the requirements for a major. Of course, writings by Americans are mostly what do get taught, but they are taught as just philosophy, not as American philosophy. When it is taught, it is taught as a peripheral history course, typically focusing on the major ...


Romantic Subjectivity In Goethe And Wittgenstein, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2003

Romantic Subjectivity In Goethe And Wittgenstein, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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Aesthetics And Ethics, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2003

Aesthetics And Ethics, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Art, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2003

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Art, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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In this book Richard Eldridge presents a clear and compact survey of philosophical theories of the nature and significance of art. Drawing on materials from classical and contemporary philosophy as well as from literary theory and art criticism, he explores the representational, expressive, and formal dimensions of art, and he argues that works of art present their subject matter in ways that are of enduring cognitive, moral, and social interest. His discussion, illustrated with a wealth of examples, ranges over topics such as beauty, originality, imagination, imitation, the ways in which we respond emotionally to art, and why we argue ...


Stanley Cavell, Richard Thomas Eldridge Jan 2003

Stanley Cavell, Richard Thomas Eldridge

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