Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 2012: The Copernican Imperative Volume V

Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 2012: The Copernican Imperative Volume V

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Ever since Nicolaus Copernicus unmoored the Earth from its anchorage at the centre of the Universe and set it hurtling around the Sun, science has progressively uncovered the lineaments of an objective reality to which human experience stands as only the most superficial and attenuated of abstractions. 'Collapse V' brings together some of the most intellectually-challenging contemporary work devoted to exploring the philosophical implications of this ever-widening gulf between the real and the intuitable from a variety of overlapping and complementary standpoints. With articles by groundbreaking philosophers and scientists, in-depth interviews with prominent thinkers, and new work from contemporary artists, 'Collapse V' addresses the issues of the 'deanthropomorphization' of reality initiated by the Copernican Revolution, and the enduring chasm between the spontaneous image of reality bequeathed to us by evolution and that revealed by the sciences in the wake of more

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  • Paperback | 581 pages
  • 115 x 175 x 32mm | 458g
  • Urbanomic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Re-issue
  • 0956775071
  • 9780956775078
  • 1,087,900

Table of contents

Damian Veal, 'Editorial Introduction'; Carlo Rovelli, 'Anaximander's Legacy'; Julian Barbour, 'The View from Nowhen (Interview)' Conrad Shawcross and Robin Mackay, 'Shadows of Copernicanism'; James Ladyman, 'Who's Afraid of Scientism? (Interview)'; Thomas Metzinger, 'Enlightenment 2.0 (Interview)'; Nigel Cooke, 'Thinker Dejecta'; Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart, 'Alien Science (Interview)'; Milan Cirkovic, 'Sailing the Archipelago'; Nick Bostrom, 'Where Are They? Why I Hope the Search forExtraterrestrial Life Finds Nothing'; Keith Tyson, 'Random Sampler from a Blocktime Animation'; Martin Schonfeld, 'The Phoenix of Nature'; Immanuel Kant, 'On Creation in the Total Extent of its Infinity in Space and Time'; Iain Hamilton Grant, 'Prospects for Post-Copernican Dogmatism: The Antinomies of Transcendental Naturalism'; Gabriel Catren, 'A Throw of the Quantum Dice Will Never Overturn the Copernican Revolution'; Alberto Gualandi, 'Errancies of the Human: French Philosophies of Natureand the Overturning of the Copernican Revolution'; Paul Humphreys, 'Thinking Outside the Brain'show more