Science, Mind and Art: Essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion and ethics In honor of Robert S. Cohen / Edition 1

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In three volumes, a distinguished group of scholars from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts contribute essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The range of the essays, as well as their originality, and their critical and historical depth, pay tribute to the extraordinary scope of Professor Cohen's intellectual interests, as a scientist-philosopher and a humanist, and also to his engagement in the world of social and political practice.
Science, Mind and Art, Volume III of Essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen focuses on issues in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics, and philosophy of mind as well as on the relations of science and human values in ethical and religious thought. It also has important new work in contemporary metaphysics, as well as in the history of philosophy, and on questions of multiculturalism in science education. Contributors include Paul Feyerabend, Adolf Grünbaum, Joseph Margolis, Joëlle Proust, Erazim Kohak, Elie Wiesel, Miriam Bienenstock, and John Silber, among others.
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Editorial Preface. A: Aesthetics, Art History and the Work of Art. Art as a Product of Nature as a Work of Art; P. Feyerabend. Neo-Pragmatism and the New Aesthetic. The Second Death of Philosophy; W.H. Truitt. The Reader's Progress: Remarks on Arnold Hauser's Philosophy of Art History; A. Wessely. Poems from 'Green the Witch-Hazel Wood' and 'Alluvial'; E.L. Hiestand. B: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, and the Philosophy of Science. Hegel's Conception of Teleology; M. Bienensk. The Virus of Fatalism; H. Eilstein. Wittgenstein versus Artificial Intelligence? S. Gerrard. Schopenhauer and Helmholtz: Bemerkungen zu einer alten Kontroverse zwischen Philosophie und Naturwissenschaft; H. Hörz. The Meaning of Thomas Kuhn's 'Different Worlds'; J. Margolis. Multicultural Science Education: the Contribution of History and Philosophy of Science; M.R. Matthews. Functionalism and Multirealizability: On Interaction between Structure and Function; J. Proust. A Closet Realist; C.W. Smith. C: Philosophy, Religion and Human Values. The Poverty of Theistic Morality; A. Grünbaum. '... Knowing Good and Evil ...'; E. Kohak. Is Judaism Thisworldly? Cosmological Boundaries, Soteriological Bridges, and Social References in Judaism; H. Levine. A Gloss on Robert S. Cohen's Ambiguities of Science; W.G. Muelder. Socrates and Plato: Understanding the World and Changing It; D. Nails. Science, Religion, and the Quest for Truth: Aristotle and Tillich on the First Principles of Knowledge; L.S. Rouner. Relational Morality: Which Relations, Which Morals? R.L. Smith. On Bob Cohen; J. Silber. On the Transvaluation of Values: Nietzsche contra Foucault; A.I. Tauber. Rabbi Yehuda the Prince; E. Wiesel. D: History, Memory and Reality. Memory and History: On the Poverty of Remembering and Forgetting the Judeocide; A.J. Mayer. Remembering and Reality; T. Shapiro. Common Sense and the Rights of Man in America: the Celebration and Damnation of Thomas Paine; A.F. Young. Index of Names.

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