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David Kellogg Lewis (September 28, 1941 – October 14, 2001) was an American philosopher . Lewis taught briefly at UCLA and then at Princeton from 1970 until his death. He is also closely associated with Australia , whose philosophical community he visited almost annually for more than thirty years. He has made contributions in philosophy of language , philosophy of mind , metaphysics , epistemology , and philosophical logic . He is probably best known for his controversial modal realist stance: that (i) possible worlds exist, (ii) every possible world is a concrete entity, (iii) any possible world is causally and spatiotemporally isolated from any other possible world, and (iv) our world is among the possible worlds.
It would be easy to dismiss Colin McGinn’s review of Deacon’s Incomplete Nature as a bit of grumpy get-off-my-lawnism. But I think that by taking a closer look, we can gain some insight into the difficulty of communicating across disciplines. As cognitive, neurological and complexity sciences burgeoned over the last few decades, scientists started encroaching on land once firmly occupied by philosophers.
The Phenomenon of Man ( Le Phénomène Humain , 1955) is a book written by French philosopher , paleontologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin . In this work, Teilhard describes evolution as a process that leads to increasing complexity, culminating in the unification of consciousness . The book was finished in the 1930s, but was published posthumously in 1955.
The Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo ( Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library ) were published by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1972, on occasion of Sri Aurobindo 's centenary.
Imagine: How Creativity Works is the third non-fiction book by Jonah Lehrer , published in 2012.
Steven Berlin Johnson (born June 6, 1968) is an American popular science author and media theorist.
In a lovely little panegyric for the distinguished European philosopher Slavoj Zizek, published recently on Al Jazeera , we read:
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For years, my self-education was stupid and wasteful. I learned by consuming blog posts, Wikipedia articles, classic texts, podcast episodes, popular books, video lectures , peer-reviewed papers, Teaching Company courses, and Cliff's Notes. How inefficient! I've since discovered that textbooks are usually the quickest and best way to learn new material.
STEVEN PINKER, Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, and Linguist at Harvard University
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn is an analysis of the history of science , published in 1962 by the University of Chicago Press . Its publication was a landmark event in the history , philosophy , and sociology of scientific knowledge and it triggered an ongoing worldwide assessment and reaction in—and beyond—those scholarly communities. In this work, Kuhn challenged the then prevailing view of progress in "normal science". Scientific progress had been seen primarily as "development-by-accumulation" of accepted facts and theories. Kuhn argued for an episodic model in which periods of such conceptual continuity in normal science were interrupted by periods of revolutionary science.
The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change: Amazon.co.uk: Randall Collins'I am thinking' is irrefutable because 'I am not thinking' nevertheless displays oneself thinking.' -- p. 858 The book 'The Sociology of Philosophies' purports to be 'The first comprehensive history of world philosophy,' as well as 'a social history of global intellectual life.' Collins in this book takes as his subject the whole of human intellectual endeavour, exploring the strands and developments of philosophical thought in all the major cultures of the world.
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