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Cartesian analysis in natural science as exposed through an investigation of his method in mathematics
Aspects of Descartes' notion of analysis in his mathematics are looked at in detail with a view to relating this notion to Descartes' work in natural science. Descartes' method in his mathematics and science are subsumed ...
The philosopher's seduction: Hume's essays and gender
The Philosopher's Seduction documents the experience of a non-professional-philosopher-female reader's encounter with a father of modern philosophy. I review and analyze the critical history of David Hume's "literary" ...
Constructive skepticism and the philosophy of science of Gassendi and Locke (Pierre Gassendi, John Locke)
In the sixteenth and seventeenth century, empiricists such as Pierre Gassendi and John Locke accounted for the human capacity to know about the world by emphasizing sensory access to information. These philosophers entertained ...
Clinical trial informed consent: Outsiders and the love-justice correlation
Clinical trial informed consent is one of the most pressing issues of research ethics. As the Western world moves toward a harmonization of clinical research practices, scholars and clinical researchers have begun to discuss ...
Narration and the network: Postmodernism and freshman composition
Jean Francois Lyotard's The Postmodern Condition provides useful tools for investigating the student-student and student-teacher relationships in a composition class conducted on a computer network via modems. Lyotard's ...
Rethinking "The Political Unconscious"
Although The Political Unconscious is an effective advocate of "the perspectives of Marxism as necessary preconditions for adequate literary comprehension" (75), Fredric Jameson's method of interpretation suffers from a ...