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Human Nature and Natural Knowledge

Essays Presented to Marjorie Grene on the Occasion of Her Seventy-Fifth Birthday

  • Alan Donagan
  • Anthony N. PerovichJr.
  • Michael V. Wedin

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Self and Society

  3. Interpreting the Tradition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Dorothea Frede
      Pages 129-151
    3. Ruth Barcan Marcus
      Pages 153-166
    4. Michael V. Wedin
      Pages 167-197
  4. Science and Explanation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Nancy Cartwright
      Pages 201-210
    3. Michael Frede
      Pages 211-232
    4. George Gale
      Pages 233-241
    5. Rom Harré
      Pages 243-257
    6. William C. Wimsatt
      Pages 259-291
  5. Rencontre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293

About this book


Everybody knows Marjorie Grene. In part, this is because she is a presence: her vividness, her energy, her acute intelligence, her critical edge, her quick humor, her love of talking, her passion for philosophy - all combine to make her inevitable. Marjorie Grene cannot be missed or overlooked or undervalued. She is there - Dasein personified. It is an honor to present a Festschrift to her. It honors philosophy to honor her. Professor Grene has shaped American philosophy in her distinc­ tive way (or, we should say, in distinctive ways). She was among the first to introduce Heidegger's thought ... critically ... to the American and English philosophical community, first in her early essay in the Journal of Philosophy (1938), and then in her book Heidegger (1957). She has written as well on Jaspers and Marcel, as in the Kenyon Review (1957). Grene's book Dreadful Freedom (1948) was one of the most important and influential introductions to Existentialism, and her works on Sartre have been among the most profound and insightful studies of his philosophy from the earliest to the later writings: her book Sartre (1973), and her papers 'L'Homme est une passion inutile: Sartre and Heideg­ ger' in the Kenyon Review (1947), 'Sartre's Theory of the Emo­ tions' in Yale French Studies (1948), 'Sartre: A Philosophical Study' in Mind (1969), 'The Aesthetic Dialogue of Sartre and Merleau-Ponty' in the initial volume of the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (1970), 'On First Reading L'Idiot de


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Donagan
    • 1
  • Anthony N. PerovichJr.
    • 2
  • Michael V. Wedin
    • 3
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Hope CollegeUSA
  3. 3.University of California at DavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human Nature and Natural Knowledge
  • Book Subtitle Essays Presented to Marjorie Grene on the Occasion of Her Seventy-Fifth Birthday
  • Editors B. Donagan
    A. Perovich
    M. Wedin
  • Series Title Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1974-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8859-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5349-9
  • Series ISSN 0068-0346
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 381
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
    History, general
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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