This volume develops and applies the American philosophical naturalist tradition of the mid-20th century. It argues for the philosophical value and usefulness of this underappreciated tradition for a number of contemporary theoretical and practical issues, such as the modernist/postmodernist divide and debates over philosophical constructivism.A relational conception of nature invites us to abandon the Newtonian, atomistic conception of things in favor of a model expressed by an ecosystem. To do so of course raises many questions: Are all relations of the same sort? Are all relations anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Things in Heaven and Earth:An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism|
|Publisher||:||Fordham Univ Press - 2013-01-02|