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Defending Objectivity
Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier

ISBN 9780415434591
Published May 31, 2007 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

Andrew Collier is the boldest defender of objectivity - in science, knowledge, thought, action, politics, morality and religion. In this tribute and acknowledgement of the influence his work has had on a wide readership, his colleagues show that they have been stimulated by his thinking and offer challenging responses. This wide-ranging book covers key areas with which defenders of objectivity often have to engage. Sections are devoted to the following:
* objectivity of value
* objectivity and everyday knowledge
* objectivity in political economy
* objectivity and reflexivity
* objectivity postmodernism and feminism
* objectivity and nature
The diverse contributions range from social and political thought to philosophy, reflecting the central themes of Collier's work.

Table of Contents

1. A Considerable Realist: A Personal and Intellectual Tribute to Andrew Collier  2. Losing the Plot.  Critiques of Counter-Objectivity  3. Objectivity, Postmodernism and Biographical Understanding: Andrew Collier on R.D. Laing  4. Objectivity and Phallogocentrism.  The Objectivity of Value  5. The Objectivity of Value  6. Commerce and the Language of Value  7. Restoring the Moral Dimension in Social Scientific Accounts: A Qualified Ethical Naturalist Approach.  Objectivity and Everyday Knowledge  8. Objectivity and the Growth of Knowledge  9. Practical Knowledge and Realism: Linking Andrew Collier on Lay Knowledge to Karl Popper on the Philosophy of Science  10. Being and Knowledge.  Objectivity and Materialism  11. Towards Objectivity: From Kant to Marx  12. The Contradictions of Capital  13. Understanding Objectivity in a Material World.  Objectivity and Reflexivity  14. Reason and its Self-Undoing?  15. Intentional and Reflexive Objectivity: Some Reflections.  Objectivity and Nature  16. Realism about the Value of Nature?: Andrew Collier's Environmental Philosophy  17. Objectivity, Experience and the Aesthetic of Nature

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