Agents under Fire Materialism and the Rationality of Science

ISBN-10: 0742534049
ISBN-13: 9780742534049
Edition: 2004
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Description: In Agents Under Fire, Menuge defends a robust notion of agency and intentionaility against eliminative and naturalistic alternatives, showing the interconnections between the philosophy of mind, theology, and Intelligent Design.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In Agents Under Fire, Menuge defends a robust notion of agency and intentionaility against eliminative and naturalistic alternatives, showing the interconnections between the philosophy of mind, theology, and Intelligent Design.

Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State University. He is the founder and editor of the journal Biology and Philosophy, and has appeared on ldquo;Quirks and Quarksrdquo; and the Discovery Channel.

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Skyhooks and Cranes: The Challenge of Reductionism
Strong Agent Reductionism: Materialism and the Rationality of Science
Weak Agent Reductionism: Science and the Rationality of Materialism
Bait and Switch: Indirectness and Biological Unity
The Alchemy of the Mind: Indirectness and Psychological Unity
Beyond Skinnerian Creatures: A Defense of the Lewis-Plantinga Argument against Evolutionary Naturalism
Intentionality, Information, and Displacement: The Legitimacy of Design
Science and Christianity: Dogmatism and Dialogue
Index
About the Author

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