The First Systematic Academic History of the Study of Biological Rhythms
How the History of Morphology Made the Advent of Evolutionary Developmental Biology Possible
Critically Assesses How Black Collectives across the Hemisphere Evoke Their Rights
An Original Account of Marriage Practices in Kyrgyzstan in the Pre-Soviet, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Eras
Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge offers scholarly analysis of key elements of Ayn Rand’s radically new approach to epistemology. The four essays, by contributors intimately familiar with this area of her work, discuss Rand’s theory of concepts—including its new account of abstraction and essence—and its central role in her epistemology; how that view leads to a distinctive conception of the justification of knowledge; her realist account of perceptual awareness and its role in the acquisition of knowledge; and finally, the implications of that theory for understanding the growth of scientific knowledge. The volume concludes with critical commentary on the essays by distinguished philosophers with differing philosophical viewpoints and the author’s responses to those commentaries.
A Timely Study of Brazil’s First Centenary of Independence and Exploration of Brazilian Nationhood and Citizenship
Offers Fresh Insights about Environmental Design and Planning along the Great Lakes Shoreline
Provides a Fresh Perspective on What Science Is and How and Why It Changes
Examines the Administrative Challenges and Politics Associated with Fracking in Pennsylvania
Leading biologists and philosophers of biology discuss the basic theories and concepts of biology and their connections with ethics, economics, and psychology, providing a remarkably unified report on the “state of the art” in the philosophy of biology.
Debunks Myths of the Green Revolution with a Long-Awaited Critique of Wide Adaptation
A Collection of Meditative Poetry Complicated by the Stark Potential Reality of the Future
Effervescent Surrealist Poems That Imagine and Reimagine What Is Possible
The Definitive English-Language Biography of a Noteworthy and Controversial Artist Who Packed Several Lives into a Single Lifetime
Illuminates the Diverse Communities of Victorian Insect Collectors Who Contributed to the Study of Natural History