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American Philosophic Naturalism in the Twentieth Century
     

American Philosophic Naturalism in the Twentieth Century

by John Ryder (Editor)
 

This comprehensive collection, bringing together significant essays by leading philosophers of the twentieth century, represents one prominent school of American thought philosophic naturalism. Naturalism holds that nature is objective and can be studied to gain knowledge that is not determined by methodology, perspective, belief, or theory. For the naturalist,

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This comprehensive collection, bringing together significant essays by leading philosophers of the twentieth century, represents one prominent school of American thought philosophic naturalism. Naturalism holds that nature is objective and can be studied to gain knowledge that is not determined by methodology, perspective, belief, or theory. For the naturalist, "nature" is an all-encompassing concept; nothing is other than natural and any notion of a supernatural realm is rejected. Naturalism, however, cannot be equated with materialistic reductionism or strict determinism. Certain nonmaterial aspects of human existence thoughts, feelings, meanings, values, beliefs, ideals, and free will are included within the scope of the naturalist's approach.

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A collection of essays on philosophic naturalism by 20th-century philosophers such as Justus Buchler, Thelma Lavine, and George Santayana. Naturalism holds that nature is objective, but the philosophy includes nonmaterial aspects of human existence--thoughts, feelings, values, and free will--within its scope. The essays demonstrate the range of naturalistic inquiry and discuss conceptions of nature; nature, experience, and method; ethical, social, aesthetic, and religious values; and naturalism and contemporary philosophy. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780879758943
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.86(d)

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