The Concept of Nature in Marx

Examining humanity's relation to the natural world as understood by the great philosopher-economist Karl Marx, a German social scientist explores the tension between man and nature in Marx and shows how his understanding of the natural ...

Author: Alfred Schmidt

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 9781781681473

Category: Philosophy

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Examining humanity's relation to the natural world as understood by the great philosopher-economist Karl Marx, a German social scientist explores the tension between man and nature in Marx and shows how his understanding of the natural world is reflected in the works of many great writers. Original.
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The Concept of Nature

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

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ISBN: OCLC:70117463

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

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Against Nature

Argues that the tradition of critical theory has had significant problems dealing with the concept of nature and that their solutions require taking seriously the idea of nature as socially constructed.

Author: Steven Vogel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438422997

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

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Argues that the tradition of critical theory has had significant problems dealing with the concept of nature and that their solutions require taking seriously the idea of nature as socially constructed.
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The Concept of Nature

nature. In other words this concept of the fundamental relations within nature is inadequate. Thus we have to bend our energies to the enunciation of ...

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486170299

Category: Science

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The brilliant mathematician explores the problems of substance, space, and time; criticizes Einstein's method of interpreting results; and offers an alternative theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold. 1920 edition.
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The Greek Concept of Nature

In The Greek Concept of Nature, Gerard Naddaf utilizes historical, mythological, and linguistic perspectives to reconstruct the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of phusis.

Author: Gerard Naddaf

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791463737

Category: Philosophy

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In The Greek Concept of Nature, Gerard Naddaf utilizes historical, mythological, and linguistic perspectives to reconstruct the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of phusis. Usually translated as nature, phusis has been decisive both for the early history of philosophy and for its subsequent development. However, there is a considerable amount of controversy on what the earliest philosophers-Anaximander, Xenophanes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Leucippus, and Democritus-actually had in mind when they spoke of phusis or nature. Naddaf demonstrates that the fundamental and etymological meaning of the word refers to the whole process of birth to maturity. He argues that the use of phusis in the famous expression Peri phuseos or historia peri phuseos refers to the origin and the growth of the universe from beginning to end. Naddaf's bold and original theory for the genesis of Greek philosophy demonstrates that archaic and mythological schemes were at the origin of the philosophical representations, but also that cosmogony, anthropogony, and politogony were never totally separated in early Greek philosophy. Book jacket.
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The Concept of Nature

The Tarner Lectures delivered in Trinity College November 1919. This book is one of Alfred North Whitehead's most important contributions to natural philosophy.

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

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ISBN: UOM:39015031043568

Category: Philosophy

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The Tarner Lectures delivered in Trinity College November 1919.
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The Concept of Nature

Author: A. N. Whitehead

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ISBN: 1625834373

Category: Mathematics

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The Concept of Nature

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

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ISBN: UCSD:31822011600459

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The Modern Concept of Nature

These essays contributed to the modern outlook of biology, and they are important to the historian and the biologist who wish to trace the evolution of scientific concepts or to read, first hand, the papers which laid the basis for the ...

Author: Hermann Joseph Muller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873950968

Category: Science

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Hermann Joseph Muller (1890-1967) was a member of the early genetics group at Columbia University that developed the chromosome theory of inheritance. T. H. Morgan received the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for this work in 1934, and Muller, his student, received the Nobel Prize in 1946 for his discovery of radiation-induced mutation. The Modern Concept of Nature: Essays on Theoretical Biology by H. J. Muller, deals with Muller's major contributions to the theory of the gene, the induction of mutations, the principles of genetic load, and the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution. These essays contributed to the modern outlook of biology, and they are important to the historian and the biologist who wish to trace the evolution of scientific concepts or to read, first hand, the papers which laid the basis for the major portion of our genetic knowledge. Muller's writings extended beyond contributions to technical journals. He was an active critic of social abuse of science; he advocated eugenic programs based on free choice; and he played a major role in the reform of high school biology. Muller's social views were published in magazines and journals which are accessible to scholars more than to the lay reader or student. They have been collected in a companion volume, Man's Future Birthright: Essays in Science and Humanity by H. J. Muller, also published by State University of New York Press, to show how extensively he thought our lives are affected by radiation, evolution, modern medicine, and gene theory. He attempted to alert humanity to the dangers of neglect and abuse of their genetic heritage. He also used humanistic values to urge mankind to improve itself, to foster cooperativeness, to increase health and intelligence, and to adopt an evolutionary outlook. The relation of science to values is often neglected because of the inaccessibility of the written contributions of important scientists. To read Muller's major essays in these two areas is an important way to evaluate a scientist's career, his maturation of ideas, and his developing application of science to society.
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Reason and Nature

In a series of essays nine philosophers and two psychologists address three main themes: the status of norms of rationality; the precise form taken by them; and the role of norms in belief and actions.

Author: José ́Luis Bermúdez, Alan Millar (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199256837

Category: Philosophy

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In a series of essays nine philosophers and two psychologists address three main themes: the status of norms of rationality; the precise form taken by them; and the role of norms in belief and actions.
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What is Nature

'This is an excellent book.

Author: Kate Soper

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631188916

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'This is an excellent book. It addresses what, in both conceptual and political terms, is arguably the most important source of tension and confusion in current arguments about the environment, namely the concept of nature; and it does so in a way that is both sensitive to, and critical of, the two antithetical ways of understanding this that dominate existing discussions.' Russell Keat, University of Edinburgh
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Kant and the Concept of Community

This principle is what he calls a “concept of a purposiveness of nature for the sake of our ability to cognize nature” (20:202).15 But the principle of ...

Author: Charlton Payne

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463874

Category: Philosophy

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An interdisciplanary collection of essays focused on Kant's work on the concept of community.
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The Concept of Nature

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature.

Author: A. N. Whitehead

Publisher: Alpha Edition

ISBN: 9353866596

Category: History

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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
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