Natural Law, Science, and the Social Construction of Reality

Natural Law, Science, and the Social Construction of Reality

by Bernie Koenig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761829032

ISBN-13: 9780761829034

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: UPA

Natural law, says Koenig (philosophy and music, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario) melds the search for ultimate truth and the search for the place of humanity in the overall scheme of things, by positing that discovering the natural order of the universe will reveal or at least infer humanity's place in that universe. He begins with the work of John Locke, then

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Natural law, says Koenig (philosophy and music, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario) melds the search for ultimate truth and the search for the place of humanity in the overall scheme of things, by positing that discovering the natural order of the universe will reveal or at least infer humanity's place in that universe. He begins with the work of John Locke, then traces how the view of science developed through Kant and Freud. The ISBN is misprinted on the copyright page. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761829034
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Acknowledgmentsix
Chapter 1Natural Law and the Scientific Revolution1
Chapter 2Conceptual Revolutions21
Chapter 3John Locke, Natural Law and the Empiricist Tradition51
Chapter 4The Kantian Response111
Chapter 5The Postmodern Response187
Chapter 6Postmodern Science as Social Construct259
Chapter 7Conclusions299
Appendix313
Notes325
Bibliography333
Index339

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