Tag Archives: philosophy

Reconciling

For the particle physics community the notorious “Higgs boson” is the Holy Grail: This entirely theoretical construct is thought to give mass to matter – without which the material world wouldn’t amount to much, pharm obviously. They hope to find … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Reconciling

Book: The Essential Marcuse

The Essential Marcuse: Selected Writings of Philosopher and Social Critic Herbert Marcuse, cialis edited by Andrew Feenberg & William Leiss http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1836

Posted in Books | Tagged | Comments Off on Book: The Essential Marcuse

Book: Hera or Empathy

Ever since Plato, philosophers have been imagining future utopian societies. In more recent times, many of these fantasies have been about the doings of scientists because modern science fascinates us with the prospect of changing every aspect of our lives. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Herasaga | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Book: Hera or Empathy

Book: Under Technology’s Thumb

Author: William Leiss Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1990-01-01) Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. The publication of William Leiss’ book The Domination of Nature brought him wide recognition as a perceptive and judicious author. In this brilliant new collection … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Book: Under Technology’s Thumb

Book: Domination of Nature

Author: William Leiss 
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1994-05-01) 
Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Scientists, social thinkers, public officials, and the public have been aroused by the recognition that failure to understand the destructive impact of industrial society and … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Book: Domination of Nature

Book: C. B. Macpherson: Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism

Author: William Leiss Original Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (1989-06-01) Buy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Reprint edition, with new Preface: Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. Order from http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2332 Canada’s pre-emininent political theorist, C.B. Macpherson won an international reputation for his … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Book: C. B. Macpherson: Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism

Book: The Limits to Satisfaction: An Essay on the Problem of Needs and Commodities

Author: William Leiss 
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press (1988-09-01). http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=847 You can also bBuy this book from Amazon or Chapters. Leiss draws on economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to show the vagueness of our thought on the relation between nature and … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged | Comments Off on Book: The Limits to Satisfaction: An Essay on the Problem of Needs and Commodities