Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress

The Morality of a Slaveholder

Author: Ari Helo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 298

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This extensive study suggests that, despite being one of the largest slaveholders in Virginia, Jefferson was consistent in his advocacy of human rights.

Progress and Rationality in Science

Author: G. Radnitzky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 426

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This collection of essays has evolved through the co-operative efforts, which began in the fall of 1974, of the participants in a workshop sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The idea of holding one or more small colloquia devoted to the topics of rational choice in science and scientific progress originated in a conversation in the summer of 1973 between one of the editors (GR) and the late Imre Lakatos. Unfortunately Lakatos himself was never able to see this project through, but his thought-provoking methodology of scientific research programmes was ably expounded and defended by his successors. Indeed, this volume continues and deepens the debate inaugurated in Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge (edited by Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave), a book which grew out of a conference held in 1965. That debate has continued during the years that have passed since that conference. The group of discussions about the place of rationality in science which have been held between those who emphasize the history of science (with Feyerabend and Kuhn as the most prominent exponents) and the critical rationalists (Popper and his followers), with Imre Lakatos defending a middle ground, these discussions were seen by almost all commentators as the most important event in the philosophy of science in the last decade. This problem area constituted the central theme of our Thyssen workshop. The workshop operated in the following manner.

The Infinitudes of Progress

Author: A. P. Sinnett

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 48

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Civilization & Progress

Being the Outlines of a New System of Political, Religious, and Social Philosophy

Author: John Beattie Crozier



Category: Civilization

Page: 453

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Populism Against Progress

And the Collapse of Aspirational Values

Author: Robert Corfe

Publisher: Arena books


Category: Education

Page: 152

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In this text Corfe discusses how the standards of education and good citizenship are declining due to populism and the increasing complexity of the financial-industrial infrastructure. (Education/Teaching)

Scientific Progress

A Philosophical Essay on the Economics of Research in Natural Science

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press


Category: Science

Page: 278

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This volume examines the future prospects for research in the natural sciences and provides reasons for the cost-escalation of scientific work.

Report of Progress

Author: Geological Survey of Pennsylvania



Category: Coal


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35 vols. are atlases.

Progress of Science

Its Origin, Course, Promoters, and Results

Author: J. Villin Marmery



Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 430

A Harlot's Progress

Unconscious Mummers and Other Stories

Author: Honoré de Balzac




Page: 668

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