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Experience and Beyond

The Outline of A Darwinian Metaphysics

Authors: Faye, Jan

  • Explores a key topic at the boundary between philosophy and the sciences 
  • Investigates our capacity of observation and understanding of reality in the light of evolutionary naturalism
  • Discusses capacity of knowledge in the light of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution
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This book presents a persuasive argument in favour of evolutionary naturalism and outlines what such a stance means for our capacity of observation and understanding reality. The author discusses how our capacity of knowledge is adapted to handle sensory information about the environment in the light of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The implication of this is that much of our thinking in science and philosophy that goes beyond our immediate experience rests on abstractions and hypostatization. This book rejects the possibility of having any knowledge of reality as it is in itself, while not denying that our capacity of conceptual abstractions is of great benefit for our survival. 

About the authors

Jan Faye teaches epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has published extensively within these areas in Danish as well as English. Some of his latest books include After Postmodernism (2012) and The Nature of Scientific Thinking (2014).

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31077-0
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31076-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experience and Beyond
Book Subtitle
The Outline of A Darwinian Metaphysics
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31077-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31077-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31076-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 350
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