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Science and Culture

  • Joseph Agassi

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 231)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Autonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 7-23
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 48-56
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 57-71
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 72-79
  3. Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 97-112
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 113-125
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 126-139
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 140-151
    6. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 152-163
    7. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 164-177
  4. Reason

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 181-195
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 196-203
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 204-212
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 213-220
    6. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 221-231
    7. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 232-238
    8. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 239-248
  5. Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 251-259
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 260-269
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 270-278
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 279-293
    6. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 294-305
    7. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 306-318
    8. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 319-326
  6. Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 329-343
    3. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 344-358
    4. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 359-371
    5. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 372-375
    6. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 376-388
    7. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 389-396
    8. Joseph Agassi
      Pages 397-403
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 404-416

About this book

Introduction

In Science and Culture, Joseph Agassi addresses scientism and relativism, two false philosophies that divorce science from culture in general and from tradition in particular. According to Agassi, science is an integral part of culture, and both scientism and relativism ignore the cultural value of science. This work helps break the isolation of science from the rest of culture by promoting popular science and reasonable history of science. Agassi provides examples of the value of science to culture at large, discussions of items of the general culture and their interactions with science, and practical strategies and tools. He offers a wide variety of case studies to exemplify these. In this book Agassi puts significant topics such as autonomy, tolerance, reason, philosophy and responsibility on the agenda of democratic philosophy today.

Keywords

Policy Politics objectivity reason relativism science

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Agassi
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel-Aviv University and York UniversityTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2946-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6234-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2946-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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