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The Future of Naturalism

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Naturalism is widely regarded as the dominant philosophical worldview in the West. The prestige of science and the power of technology have driven naturalism to prominence, even as deep questions mount on all sides.

In this volume of all new essays, prominent philosophers consider a wide variety of challenges to naturalism, proposing improved defenses and novel developments
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Humanity Books
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Jun 24, 2011 Book rated it liked it
The Future of Naturalism Edited by John R. Shook and Paul Kurtz

"The Future of Naturalism" is a volume of fourteen essays by prominent philosophers about naturalism in the 21st century. Most of the essays came from a 2007 conference held by Center for Inquiry. This 272-page book is composed of the following fourteen essays:

1. The Future of Naturalism: Nature and Culture in Perspectival Duality by Nicholas Rescher
2. Reclaiming Naturalism by Joseph Margolis
3. Advantages and Limits of Naturalism
Sep 07, 2015 Troy rated it liked it
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Not bad overall, very informative, though the technical language used in some chapters would be offputting to those not familiar with philosophical jargon. I'd give this one at least one more rereading, maybe more. Definitely a book to revisit from time to time.
Jun 16, 2015 Tom rated it it was ok
Most of the essays here are pretty boring.
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