The Savant and the State

The Savant and the State

Author: Robert Fox

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421408781

Category: Science

Page: 408

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This debate, Fox argues, became a contest for the hearts and minds of the French citizenry.

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900

Author: Michael J. Crowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486145013

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.

World and Worldhood / Monde et Mondanéité

World and Worldhood / Monde et Mondanéité

Author: Institut International de Philosoph

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402030277

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

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In this book philosophers try to answer the following question: What is globalization and what does "globe" or "world" (monde) signify? Rémi Brague returns to the Greek idea of the cosmos in order to track the worldhood (mondanéité) of the world, that is, the process by which the idea of the world is formed. Don Ihde shows how a world has developed, in which technologies are no longer considered neutral means serving the ends of human action, but become the very means by which people exist in the world. Vittorio Mathieu describes the economical world at two levels – that of the individual and that of society. Tomonobu Imamichi analyses the capacity of aesthetic experience to disclose a world other than the world of technological efficiency. Francisco Miró Quesada C. emphasises that the great political questions are not solvable without worldviews that express value systems. David Rasmussen describes sensus communis as a cosmopolitan concept, which founds a political globalization of the world. And Peter Kemp attempts to grasp the meaning of that globalization upon which the destiny of our planet depends.