Understanding Perspectivism

Author: Michela Massimi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351383396
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This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biology, cognitive neuroscience, and cancer research, just as a few examples. What are the advantages of using a plurality of perspectives in a given scientific field and for interdisciplinary research? Can different perspectives be integrated? What is the relation between perspectivism, pluralism, and pragmatism? These ten new essays by top scholars in the field offer a polyphonic journey towards understanding the view called ‘perspectivism’ and its relevance to science.
Understanding Perspectivism
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Michela Massimi, Casey D. McCoy
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-03 - Publisher: Routledge

This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biology, cognitive neuroscience, and
Gadamer's Century
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jeff Malpas, Ulrich Arnswald, Jens Kertscher
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-18 - Publisher: MIT Press

Philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer has made major contributions to aesthetic theory, Plato and Hegel studies, humanistic studies, and the philosophy of history. A student of Martin Heidegger, Gadamer took up and developed a number of central Heideggerian insights. He also had productive public debates with contemporaries such as Emilio Betti and
The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Christine Swanton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-06 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This contribution to the field of virtue ethics focuses on the work of Hume and Nietzsche, providing fresh perspectives on their philosophies and a compelling account of their impact on the development of virtue ethics.
The Handbook of Virtue Ethics
Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Stan van Hooft
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-11 - Publisher: Routledge

Virtue ethics has emerged as a distinct field within moral theory - whether as an alternative account of right action or as a conception of normativity which departs entirely from the obligatoriness of morality - and has proved itself invaluable to many aspects of contemporary applied ethics. Virtue ethics now
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Personhood and the Life Course
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Cathrine Degnen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-24 - Publisher: Springer

Exploring notions of the person through a wide range of anthropological literature, Cathrine Degnen analyses how personhood is built, affirmed, and maintained during various life stages and via multiple cultural forms and practices. In discussing the life course, she investigates personhood as a concept at the beginning of life, throughout