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Fighting for the Good Cause': Reflections on Francis Galton's Legacy to American Hereditarian Psychology by Gerald Sweeney (review)Download
Introduction: Although Francis Galton coined \"eugenics\" in his Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development's 1883 \"to express the science of improving stock,\" his introduction of the idea of such a science dates back to the publication of a pair of short articles, \"Hereditary Talent and...
Roger Saylor and Michel Ferrari (eds): Epistemology and Science Education: Understanding the Evolution vsntelligent Design ControversyDownload
Introduction: For decades the creationist movement has threatened the teaching of evolution in the United States, even in public schools. Similar worrisome trends have started in other Western countries. Beyond the major importance of reacting to attempts to undermine the proper teaching of...
Introduction: The book consists of 87 chapters and an epilogue, arranged in 15 broad topical sections such as "Food and Drink," "Poisoning," "Birth and Development of a Human Being," and "Rules for Healthy Living." There is a substantial introduction of 34 pages. A pleasing feature of the book is...
The Powers of Jean-Luc Nancy's Thinkingn Encounter With: Ignaas Devisch, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Question of Community, Daniele Rugo, Jean-Luc Nancy and the Thinking of Otherness: Philosophy and Powers of Existence and Frédéric Neyrat, Le communisme existentiel de Jean-Luc NancyDownload
Introduction: Scholarship on Jean-Luc Nancy in the English-speaking world has been growing in the past few years, but most publications have taken the form of edited collections or single journal articles.1 It is therefore encouraging to see two book-length studies published by Bloomsbury. Both...
Introduction: This collection of sixteen essays, all but three of which have been published in the past five years, provides not only a glimpse into the mind of one of the leading philosophers of biology but also a keen sense of some of the new directions that the field has taken over the past...
Introduction: Even though Psillos’s latest book is called Causation and Explanation, it is actually a unified discussion of causation, laws, and explanation. Despite the fact that these three topics are interconnected, it is rare to have detailed treatment of all of them. Psillos does not really...
Introduction: Once upon a time, empirically-informed, philosophical work on the mind was pretty straightforward. Mental activity went on inside the head, and we were pretty sure that it, along with all the good stuff associated with it -- consciousness, intentionality, mental representation,...
Introduction: Gone are the days when walking off a cliff, living in a bathtub, or inventing a new science would have seemed natural outgrowths of philosophical epistemology. Whether this reflects growing modesty or a lamentable failure of commitment, few contemporary philosophers would undertake...
Introduction: J. E. Tiles's interesting study of John Dewey's thought takes issue with recent accounts of Dewey's role in twentieth-century philosophy. The nominal subject of his opening remarks is Richard Rorty, but his criticisms are directed against any interpretation of Dewey's work as an...
Introduction: In the last few decades, the fields of genetics and molecular biology have been of substantial importance for the philosophy of biology. The same does not quite hold for developmental biology, despite some philosophical discussions of development. Jason Robert’s recent book...