Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Philosophy Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Philosophy

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

Philosophy Faculty Works

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

Philosophy Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Evolution Is Opportunistic, Not Directional - Response, Timothy Shanahan Jan 2001

Evolution Is Opportunistic, Not Directional - Response, Timothy Shanahan

Philosophy Faculty Works

Argues against an article published in 'BioScience' magazine in which Timothy Shanahan says that evolution is progressive and directional and embodies improvement.Discussion of regressive and progressive evolution and the accompanying multiplication or loss of phenotypic characteristics; Illustrations related to the blindness and loss of pigmentation in troglobitic, or deep-sea cave organisms; Response from Shanahan.