Morgan Dorrell

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (30 of 39)
Location: London, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,501,354 - Total Helpful Votes: 30 of 39
Dissent Over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challen&hellip by Steve Fuller
25 of 34 people found the following review helpful
A lot of books have been published about the evolution-creation controversy but this has got to be the most original and, in many ways, most outrageous. Fuller has been always known for his rather perverse take on things and people (esp. Thomas Kuhn, who also comes in for a whipping here) but this tops them all. Fuller is basically arguing that `Science' in the philosophically robust sense of a unified sense of reality (the kind of thing physicists still go on about) requires a belief in the privileged place of humans in the universe. This belief is by no means self-evident but requires a belief that we have some privileged relationship with whomever was responsible for the universe's… Read more
Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosoph&hellip by Neil Gross
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book recently reviewed an unfairly negative review The Economist in one of their typically unsigned articles. The reviewer was expecting one kind of book and found that he was reading a different one instead, and then simply blamed it on the fact that Neil Gross is a sociologist! Just to set the record straight: The book's subtitle is really more important than the book's title. Gross is less interested in analysing Rorty's intellectual roots and influence (though he does some of the former) than in using Rorty as a case study in the socialisation of a humanist/intellectual in contemporary USA. (Something similar might be said about Steve Fuller's controversial 'Thomas Kuhn: A… Read more

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