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Title A companion to naturalism / edited by Kelly James Clark
Edition 1 [edition]
Published Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016
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Contents Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Naturalism and its Discontents -- Introduction -- What Is Naturalism? -- Naturalism and Science -- Strict and Broad Naturalism -- Methodological Naturalism -- The Historical Development of Naturalism -- Arguing for Naturalism -- Naturalism and the Good -- Evolution and Ethics -- Discontents -- The Shape of the Book -- References -- Chapter 2 Naturalizing Ethics -- Introduction -- Naturalism in the Broad Sense -- Why Ethics Isn't Naturalized -- Why Naturalize? -- Understanding Morality
Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 8 "The Horrid Doubt": Naturalism and Evolutionary Biology -- Early Conflicts, 1692-1872 -- Contemporary Conflicts -- The Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism -- Impact of the Debates -- References -- Chapter 9 Naturalism and Antinaturalism in the Sociology of Science -- Sociology of Science -- Laboratory Life -- Robust Social Epistemology -- The Division of Cognitive Labor -- Knowledge and Knowledge-Productive Practices -- Beyond Binaries -- References -- Chapter 10 Why Methodological Naturalism? -- The Aims of Science
Chapter 4 The Naturalism Question in Feminism -- Introduction -- Naturalist Commitments -- Naturalism about All Normativity in Feminist Hands -- Pragmatic Normativity? -- Naturalism about Some Kinds of Normativity -- Naturalism about a Specific Kind of Normativity -- A Naturalist Move as Part of an Ideology Critique -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5 On Naturalistic Metaphysics -- What Is Naturalism? -- On Naturalistic Metaphysics -- An Objection to Naturalistic Metaphysics -- Reasons to Doubt the Doubts? -- The "Miracle" Argument
Naturalistic Epistemology and the Problem of Normativity -- Naturalistic Ethics and the Problem of Normativity -- Hume's Objection -- Moore's Fallacy -- Relativism and Nihilism -- Ethics Naturalized: Pluralism and Human Ecology -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 3 Naturalism in the Continental Tradition -- Phenomenological Antinaturalism -- Husserl's Antinaturalism -- The Naturalizing Phenomenology Challenge -- Jonas -- Affirmative Naturalism -- Nietzsche and Bergson -- Deleuze -- Antinaturalism in Critical Social Theory -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References
We Should Expect Metaphysical Reliability from Creatures Capable of Abductive Reasoning -- Help from Thomas Reid -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6 Naturalism and Realism in the Philosophy Science -- Introduction -- Naturalism and Scientific Realism -- Empiricism, Naturalism, and Scientific Realism -- Naturalism and the Status of the Scientific Realist Hypothesis -- Naturalism, Metaphysics, and Science -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 Naturalism without Scientism -- Integrative Naturalism -- Epistemic Instrumentalism -- Philosophy of Science as Constructive Interpretation
Summary "Since the turn of the twenty-first century, naturalism has become one of the most prominent philosophical orthodoxies in the Western academy. Yet naturalism is more often assumed than defended. The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism offers a systematic introduction that defines, discusses and defends philosophical naturalism. Essays tackle naturalism's role in existing cultural conversations, from Libertarianism to Confucianism, and provide detailed examinations of philosophical concepts like metaphysics, realism, feminism, science, free will, and ethics as viewed through a naturalist lens. With contributions from an international array of established and emerging scholars from across the humanities, the collection encapsulates contemporary debates in the field. The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism provides an enlightening and accessible guide for self-identified naturalists and philosophy students who are new to naturalism alike"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Naturalism.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Kelly James, 1956- editor
LC no. 2015041600
ISBN 1118657772
1118657780 (pdf)
1118657802 (epub)
9781118657782 (pdf)
9781118657805 (epub)