Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary

Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary


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ISBN-13: 9780823265947
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Series: Forms of Living
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anthony Stavrianakis is an IFRIS Postdoctoral Fellow, CERMES 3, Research Centre of Health, Medicine, Science and Society, Paris.

Gaymon Bennett is Assistant Professor of Religion, Science, and Technology at Arizona State University. He is co-author, with Paul Rabinow, of Designing Human Practices: An Experiment with Synthetic Biology and, with Ted Peters and Karen Lebacqz, of Sacred Cells? Why Christians Should Support Stem Cell Research.

Lyle Fearnley is Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities, Science and Society Cluster at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contemporary Equipment for Anthropological Problems of Modern Sciences
Anthony Stavrianakis, Gaymon Bennett, and Lyle Fearnley

I. Problems
What Is Enlightenment?
Immanuel Kant
Science as a Vocation
Max Weber
Reconstruction as Seen Twenty-five Years Later
John Dewey
What Is Enlightenment?
Michel Foucault

II. Historical Problematizations
The "Trial" of Theoretical Curiosity
Hans Blumenberg
Justifications of Curiosity as Preparation for the Enlightenment
Hans Blumenberg
The Question of Normality in the History of Biological Thought
Georges Canguilhem
The Living and Its Milieu
Georges Canguilhem

III. Ethics: Truth and Subjectivity
The Hermeneutics of the Subject
Michel Foucault
The Courage of the Truth
Michel Foucault
Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment
Paul Rabinow


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