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Author: Joseph G. Moore

-humans and other ecosystems. Nevertheless, I think even the most hardened scientist will agree that what motivates an investigation in environmental studies is not merely describing and appreciating the workings of nature (including our role within it), but a moral concern that things should go one way

In: Making Scientific Discoveries

discovery is a matter that is at least in part an institutional fact. To motivate this viewpoint he asks us to consider three examples. In the first, Albert discovers a hole in his sock (Michel 2019, 416–7). Michel describes this as an event that Albert performs in solitude; our calling it a discovery

In: Making Scientific Discoveries
Author: Josef Seifert

. The questions relative to the dignity of the life of personal beings, a life which we experience with indubitable evidence in ourselves, and even the questions pertinent to the value of all living beings, were present all along in our preceding investigations. From their inception, we have

In: What is Life?
Author: James A. Marcum

is not reducible or explainable simply in terms of body parts; rather the patient's body is embedded in a life-world, composed of the patient's everyday (bodily) experience within a lived context. The patient is or exists as an integrated body, not simply as a collection of separate body parts

In: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health, Illness and Disease
Author: Jon E. Cutler

moriendi is ars vivendi: The art of dying is the art of living. The honesty and grace of the years of life that are ending is the real measure of how we die. The dignity we create in the time allotted to us 180 Ars Moriendi becomes a continuum with the dignity we achieve by selflessness of accepting

In: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health, Illness and Disease
Author: Jacques Kriel

terms of initial conditions and forces that interact according to natu- ral laws. Something has been explained once it has been descr ibed as a mechanism. Because of the explanatory and predictive power of the developing natu- ral-science paradigm, it was applied to the biological or life-world on the

In: Matter, Mind, and Medicine

latter. For the first time in history, living beings had been patented. Only three years later, the so-called OncoMouse, a little mouse modified in the laboratories of Harvard University to develop a tumour at a pre-established stage of its life, became the first animal to be patented. It was the

In: Brill's Companion to the Philosophy of Biology

life-cycles compared to their human observers, plants can be studied on a longitudinal basis more thoroughly than can human beings. Thirdly, environments must be carefully controlled, and, 204 WILLIAMS again, biologists can exercise control for plants but not for people. For these reasons, I will

In: Evolution and Human Values
Author: Roman Kubicki

giving the same shout imbued with doubt, melancholy and weariness, the shout in defiance of life. Even dying Socrates, said that living is equivalent to being ill for a long time. He admitted that he should buy a cock for Asclepios. Even Socrates has had enough of life. So long is thought wise and

In: The Courage of Doing Philosophy
Author: Howard L. Kaye

symbolically or as a charming but primitive myth which despite its out-dated cosmology contains important truths about life's ultimate origins and about our own problematic nature. For them, a God who creates by natural selection may be just as believable as one who creates through word and division. Even

In: Evolution and Human Values