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Title Mastery of nature : promises and prospects / edited by Svetozar Y. Minkov and Bernhardt L. Trout ; with Daniel A. Doneson
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 268 pages)
Contents Machiavelli and the discovery of fact / Harvey C. Mansfield -- The place of the treatment of the conquest of nature in Francis Bacon's "On the wisdom of the ancients" / Svetozar Y. Minkov -- Hobbes on nature and its conquest / Devin Stauffer -- Devising nature : an essay on Descartes's discourse on method / Stuart D. Warner -- Montesquieu, commerce, and science / Diana J. Schaub -- Bacon and Franklin on religion and mastery of nature / Jerry Weinberger -- On the supremacy of contemplation in Aristotle and Plato / Robert C. Bartlett -- Xenophon and the conquest of nature / Christopher Nadon -- Lucretius on rebelling against the "laws" of nature / Paul Ludwig -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau : return to nature vs. conquest of "Nature" / Arthur Melzer -- Kant on organism and history : ambiguous endings / Richard Velkley -- Beyond the island of truth : Hegel and the shipwreck of "science" / Michael A. Gillespie -- Separating the moral and theological prejudices and taking hold of "human evolution" / Lise van Boxel -- Mastery of nature and its limits : the question of Heidegger / Mark Blitz -- What is natural philosophy? : the perspective of contemporary "science" / Adam Schulman -- Quantum mechanics and political philosophy / Bernhardt L. Trout
Summary Ranging from ancient Greek thought to contemporary quantum mechanics, Mastery of Nature investigates to what extent nature can be conquered to further human ends and to what extent such mastery is compatible with human flourishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-259) and index
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Subject Philosophy of nature -- History
Political science -- Philosophy -- History
Progress -- Philosophy -- History
Science -- Philosophy -- History
Technology -- Philosophy -- History
Philosophy of nature.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Progress -- Philosophy.
SCIENCE -- Cosmology.
Science -- Philosophy.
Technology -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Doneson, Daniel Adam, editor
Minkov, Svetozar, 1975- editor
Trout, Bernhardt L., editor
ISBN 0812294866