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Culture and Cultural Entities - Toward a New Unity of Science, 2nd edition (Synthese Library) [Hardcover]

By Joseph Margolis (Author)
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Culture and Cultural Entities provides an original philosophical analysis of the nature and explanation of cultural phenomena, with special attention to ontology and methodology. It addresses in depth such topics as: the relation between physical and biological nature and cultural phenomena; the analysis of intentionality; the nature and explanation of action; causality; causal explanation and the unity of science; theories of language; historicity; animal and human intelligence; psychological and social phenomena; technology and evolution. Its approach features a form of non-reductive materialism, examines a wide range of views, and is highly readable, making it suitable for professionals, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and an informed general audience. A new chapter was added to give a sense of pertinent trends since the appearance of the first edition, particularly with respect to the history of philosophy, pragmatism, the unity of science, and evolution. The unity, scope, and simplicity of the theory are well-regarded.

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Studio: Springer
Pages   196
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 1983
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  9027715742  
ISBN13  9789027715746  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joseph Margolis is Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University and is the author of numerous books comparing the arts and the sciences. He is past president of the American Society for Aesthetics and Honorary President of the International Association of Aesthetics. Margolis edits for Temple the series The Arts and Their Philosophies and is also co-editor of the Series of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium, published by Penn State University Press.

Joseph Margolis was born in 1924 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Temple University Temple University, USA Temple University, USA Temple.

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