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  • Contextualising Postmodernity in Daoist Symbolism: Toward a mindful education embracing eastern wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: In cultivating a Western inclination toward Eastern wisdom, it is important to seek the foundations that sustain traditional practices toward such end. In a secularised and modern world view, the tendency has been to extract and abstract foundational practices such as mindfulness meditation...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World? (2009)

    In this essay I outline my work in philosophy during the last forty years. I explain how my work has sought to help solve two fundamental problems, namely: Problem 1 : How can we understand our human world, embedded as it is within the physical universe, in such a way that justice is done both to the...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Replies and Reflections (2009)

    I reply to critical discussion of my work by Copthorne Macdonald, Steve Fuller, John Stewart, Joseph Agassi, Margaret Boden, Donald Gillies, Mathew Iredale, David Hodgson, Karl Rogers, and Leemon McHenry.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Do We Need a Scientific Revolution? (2008)

    Many see modern science as having serious defects, intellectual, social, moral. Few see this as having anything to do with the philosophy of science. I argue that many diverse ills of modern science are a consequence of the fact that the scientific community has long accepted, and sought to implement...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • The Way Toward Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics (2006)

    by Benedict M. Ashley Once thought to be the task of metaphysics, the synthesis of knowledge has been discounted by many philosophers today. Benedict Ashley, a leading Thomistic scholar, argues that it remains a valid and intellectually fruitful pursuit by situating metaphysics as an endeavor that must...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Is Science Neurotic? (2004)

    In this book it is argued that science suffers from a damaging but rarely noticed methodological disease, called here rationalistic neurosis. Science fails to acknowledge explicitly problematic assumptions having to do with metaphysics, values and politics. These assumptions are repressed, with damaging...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Are There Objective Values? (1999)

    In this paper I demolish three influential arguments - moral, metaphysical and epistemological - against value realism. We have good reasons to believe, and no good reasons not to believe, that value-features, value-facts, really do exist in the world.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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