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The Resource Subjects of the world : Darwin's rhetoric and the study of agency in nature, Paul Sheldon Davies

Subjects of the world : Darwin's rhetoric and the study of agency in nature, Paul Sheldon Davies

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Subjects of the world : Darwin's rhetoric and the study of agency in nature
Title
Subjects of the world
Title remainder
Darwin's rhetoric and the study of agency in nature
Statement of responsibility
Paul Sheldon Davies
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Being human while trying to scientifically study human nature confronts us with our most vexing problem. Efforts to explicate the human mind are thwarted by our cultural biases and entrenched infirmities; our first-person experiences as practical agents convince us that we have capacities beyond the reach of scientific explanation. What we need to move forward in our understanding of human agency, Paul Sheldon Davies argues, is a reform in the way we study ourselves and a long overdue break with traditional humanist thinking. Davies locates a model for change in the rhetorical strategies emplo
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Davies, Paul Sheldon
Dewey number
124
Index
index present
LC call number
BD581
LC item number
.D25 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Darwin, Charles
  • Teleology
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Evolution
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Darwin, Charles
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Agent (Philosophy)
  • Evolution
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Literary style
  • Teleology
Label
Subjects of the world : Darwin's rhetoric and the study of agency in nature, Paul Sheldon Davies
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: A progressive orientation: naturalism as exploration -- The vividness of truth: Darwin's romantic rhetoric and the evolutionary framework -- Our most vexing problem: conceptual conservatism and conceptual imperialism -- Naturalism as exploration: the elements of reform -- Part two: The allure of agency: "purpose" in biology -- The real heart of Darwinian evolutionary biology -- A formative power of a self-propagating kind: natural purposes and the concept location project -- A persistent mode of understanding: the psychological power of "purpose" -- Part three: The illusions of agency: "free will" and "moral responsibility" -- The death of an aphorism: the psychology of free will -- The bare possibility of our opinion: libertarian imperialism -- Words give us a special ability: compatibilist conservatism
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489111634
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Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780226137643
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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242629
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)489111634
Label
Subjects of the world : Darwin's rhetoric and the study of agency in nature, Paul Sheldon Davies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: A progressive orientation: naturalism as exploration -- The vividness of truth: Darwin's romantic rhetoric and the evolutionary framework -- Our most vexing problem: conceptual conservatism and conceptual imperialism -- Naturalism as exploration: the elements of reform -- Part two: The allure of agency: "purpose" in biology -- The real heart of Darwinian evolutionary biology -- A formative power of a self-propagating kind: natural purposes and the concept location project -- A persistent mode of understanding: the psychological power of "purpose" -- Part three: The illusions of agency: "free will" and "moral responsibility" -- The death of an aphorism: the psychology of free will -- The bare possibility of our opinion: libertarian imperialism -- Words give us a special ability: compatibilist conservatism
Control code
489111634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (259 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226137643
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
242629
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)489111634

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