The challenge of a new naturalism

Arran Gare, Clement Hudson

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Contemporary naturalism is changing and scientific reductionism is under challenge from those who advocate a more comprehensive outlook, in effect, an expanded naturalism which is no longer the naturalism of the sixteenth century, a naturalism which much contemporary political and social thought still takes for granted. This volume, arising from the first Telos Australia Symposium held at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2014, introduces some of the key questions in the current debates. It also poses the question of whether more satisfactory political and social thought could be produced if scientific reductionism were replaced by a richer and more hermeneutical naturalism, one that takes more account of philosophical anthropology and philosophical biology, the co-involvements of human beings and their environments, and the potential of more naturalistically grounded approaches to culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFor a new naturalism
EditorsArran Gare, Wayne Hudson
Place of PublicationCandor, NY
PublisherTelos Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780914386681
ISBN (Print)9780914386674
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameTelos investigations


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