A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

Author: Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen,Stig Andur Pedersen,Vincent F. Hendricks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118394232

Category: Science

Page: 550

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Drawing on essays from leading international and multi-disciplinaryscholars, A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology is thefirst comprehensive and authoritative reference source to cover thekey issues of technology’s impact on society and our lives. Presents the first complete, authoritative reference work inthe field Organized thematically for use both as a full introduction tothe field or an encyclopedic reference Draws on original essays from leading interdisciplinaryscholars Features the most up-to-date and cutting edge research in theinterdisciplinary fields of philosophy, technology, and theirbroader intellectual environments
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Spaces for the Future

A Companion to Philosophy of Technology

Author: Joseph C. Pitt,Ashley Shew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for the first time, were written by both established scholars and fresh voices. They cover topics ranging from data discrimination and engineering design, to art and technology, space junk, and beyond. Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology is structured in six parts: (1) Ethical Space and Experience; (2) Political Space and Agency; (3) Virtual Space and Property; (4) Personal Space and Design; (5) Inner Space and Environment; and (6) Outer Space and Imagination. The organization maps out current and emerging spaces of activity in the field and anticipates the big issues that we soon will face.
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Postphenomenology

A Critical Companion to Ihde

Author: Evan Selinger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 319

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Critically engages the work of the philosopher Don Ihde.
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

Author: Adrian Bardon,Heather Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents thebroadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissionedarticles - written by an international line-up of experts –provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialistsalike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of timecurrently available The first collection to tackle the historical development ofthe philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporarywork Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, coveringhistory of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of thephysical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished,well-established scholars and rising stars in the field
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A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin

Author: David B. Dollenmayer,Roland Albert Dollinger,Wulf Köpke,Heidi Thomann Tewarson

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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A volume of carefully focused essays illuminating the works of one of the leading 20th-century German writers.
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A Companion to Rawls

Author: Jon Mandle,David A. Reidy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328418

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single mostcomprehensive treatment of the most influential politicalphilosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls. An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawlsscholarship since his death, and the lively debates that haveemerged from his work Features an outstanding list of contributors, including senioras well as “next generation” Rawls scholars Provides careful, textually informed exegesis andwell-developed critical commentary across all areas of his work,including non-Rawlsian perspectives Includes discussion of new material, covering Rawls’swork from the newly published undergraduate thesis to the finalwritings on public reason and the law of peoples Covers Rawls’s moral and political philosophy, hisdistinctive methodological commitments, and his relationships tothe history of moral and political philosophy and to jurisprudenceand the social sciences Includes discussion of his monumental 1971 book, A Theory ofJustice, which is often credited as having revitalizedpolitical philosophy
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A Companion to David Lewis

Author: Barry Loewer,Jonathan Schaffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118398610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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In A Companion to David Lewis, Barry Loewer and Jonathan Schaffer bring together top philosophers to explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's seminal work in original ways. Students and scholars will discover the underlying themes and complex interconnections woven through the diverse range of his work in metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, and aesthetics. The first and only comprehensive study of the work of David Lewis, one of the most systematic and influential philosophers of the latter half of the 20th century Contributions shed light on the underlying themes and complex interconnections woven through Lewis's work across his enormous range of influence, including metaphysics, language, logic, epistemology, science, mind, ethics, and aesthetics Outstanding Lewis scholars and leading philosophers working in the fields Lewis influenced explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's work in original ways An essential resource for students and researchers across analytic philosophy that covers the major themes of Lewis's work
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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

Author: John L. Heilbron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195112290

Category: Science

Page: 994

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Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.
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The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

Author: Tim Bayne,Axel Cleeremans,Patrick Wilken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198569513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

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Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.
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The Philosophy of Science

A Companion

Author: Anouk Baberousse,Denis Bonnay,Mikael Cozic

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019069064X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 768

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Philosophy of science studies the methods, theories, and concepts used by scientists. It mainly developed as a field in its own right during the twentieth century and is now a diversified and lively research area. This book surveys the current state of the discipline by focusing on central themes like confirmation of scientific hypotheses, scientific explanation, causality, the relationship between science and metaphysics, scientific change, the relationship between philosophy of science and science studies, the role of theories and models, unity of science. These themes define general philosophy of science. The book also presents sub-disciplines in the philosophy of science dealing with the main sciences: logic, mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, cognitive science, linguistics, social sciences, and economics. While it is common to address the specific philosophical problems raised by physics and biology in such a book, the place assigned to the philosophy of special sciences is much more unusual. Most authors collaborate on a regular basis in their research or teaching and share a common vision of philosophy of science and its place within philosophy and academia in general. The chapters have been written in close accordance with the three editors, thus achieving strong unity of style and tone.
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Technology and the Philosophy of Religion

Author: David Lewin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443825328

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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The last one hundred years has seen unimaginable technological progress transforming every aspect of human life. Yet we seem unable to shake a profound unease with the direction of modern technology and its ideological siblings, global capitalism and massive consumption. Philosophers such as Marcuse, Borgmann and especially Heidegger, have developed important analyses of technological society, however in this book David Lewin argues that their ideas have remained limited either by their secular context, or by the narrow conception of religion that they do allow. This study guides the reader along the newly formed paths of the philosophy of technology, arguing that where those paths come to an abrupt end, a religious discourse is needed to articulate the ultimate concerns that drive technological action. It calls for a meditation on the central insight of many religious traditions that, in an ultimate sense, we ‘know not what we do.’ To acknowledge that we know not what we do is the first step towards a theology of technology that draws upon insights from the mystical theological tradition, as well as from recent developments in the continental philosophy of religion.
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger

Author: Francois Raffoul,Eric S. Nelson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441199853

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

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The definitive reference guide to Heidegger's life and work, including 57 original essays covering all the key aspects of his thought.
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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323882

Category: Philosophy

Page: 760

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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the mostcomprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers thevery latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the mostimportant ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhistphilosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophyavailable, covering social and political thought, meditation,ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarshipthat expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity ofBuddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility toinstructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectiveson topics to those available in Western traditions
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The Cambridge Companion to Einstein

Author: Michel Janssen,Christoph Lehner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521828341

Category: History

Page: 575

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These fourteen essays by leading historians and philosophers of science introduce the reader to the work of Albert Einstein. Following an introduction that places Einstein's work in the context of his life and times, the essays explain his main contributions to physics in terms that are accessible to a general audience, including special and general relativity, quantum physics, statistical physics, and unified field theory. The closing essays explore the relation between Einstein's work and twentieth-century philosophy, as well as his political writings.
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A Companion to Foucault

Author: Christopher Falzon,Timothy O'Leary,Jana Sawicki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118325605

Category: Philosophy

Page: 632

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A Companion to Foucault comprises a collection of essaysfrom established and emerging scholars that represent the mostextensive treatment of French philosopher Michel Foucault’sworks currently available. Comprises a comprehensive collection of authors and topics,with both established and emerging scholars represented Includes chapters that survey Foucault’s major works andothers that approach his work from a range of thematic angles Engages extensively with Foucault's recently published lecturecourses from the Collège de France Contains the first translation of the extensive‘Chronology’ of Foucault’s life and works writtenby Foucault’s life-partner Daniel Defert Includes a bibliography of Foucault’s shorter works inEnglish, cross-referenced to the standard French edition Dits etEcrits
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The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger

Author: Charles B. Guignon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139826976

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Martin Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. He transformed mainstream philosophy by defining its central task as asking the 'question of being'. His thought has contributed to the turn to hermeneutics and to postmodernism and poststructuralism. Moreover, the disclosure of his deep involvement in Nazism has provoked much debate about the relation of philosophy to politics. This edition brings to the fore other works, as well as alternative approaches to scholarship. The essays cover topics such as Heidegger's conception of phenomenology, his relation to Kant and Husserl, his account of truth, and his stand on the realism/anti-realism debate. This edition includes a new preface by the editor, revised versions of several essays from the first edition, and an exhaustive bibliography, providing guidance for both newcomers to Heidegger's work and established scholars.
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A Companion to Relativism

Author: Steven D. Hales

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 648

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A Companion to Relativism presents original contributions from leading scholars that address the latest thinking on the role of relativism in the philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of science, logic, and metaphysics. Features original contributions from many of the leading figures working on various aspects of relativism Presents a substantial, broad range of current thinking about relativism Addresses relativism from many of the major subfields of philosophy, including philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of science, logic, and metaphysics
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A Companion to the Literature of German Expressionism

Author: Neil H. Donahue

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571131752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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New essays examining the complex period of rich artistic ferment that was German literary Expressionism.
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The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

Author: James W. Haag,Gregory R. Peterson,Michael L. Spezio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136634177

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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The field of religion and science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of research today. This Companion brings together an outstanding team of scholars to explore the ways in which science intersects with the major religions of the world and religious naturalism. The collection provides an overview of the field and also indicates ways in which it is developing. Its multicultural breadth and scientific rigor on topics that are and will be compelling issues in the first part of the twenty-first century and beyond will be welcomed by students and scholars alike.
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