Etiqueta: philosophy of science

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Movement and change in nature

We live in a rapidly transforming world. Social reality moves, nature moves, the cosmos moves and human beings move as well, but we do so not only across our biography and physical dimension, but also in ideas and values. This process is so fast that

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Absolute truth exists

Each domain of knowledge has its own language, content and method. They give it character, and whenever a field of knowledge advances, it is thanks to one of them. Language is very important for science, but is not necessarily a priority. Old language can lead

Interview with Salvador Giner

Interview of the Observatori de les Dues Cultures with  Salvador Giner, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Barcelona and President of the Institute for Catalan Studies.

Beyond Cultural Differences?

From the outset, modern philosophy has taken an interest in cultural diversity. However, at the start it did so paradoxically, by reducing plurality to the lowest common denominator universal to humanity. In view of cultural diversity, this article analyzes the relationships between philosophy and anthropology

Human Nature and Dignity

Recent years have witnessed a revival of the debate concerning natural law or natural justice, which suggests that laws, or at least the basic principles (foundations and limits) of social, political and legal order, should be derived from human nature. The key point is the

Whatever Happened to Human Nature?

Humans are living beings of extraordinary complexity. It is clear that we have our own particular nature –as do all animal species– but the fact that such definitions of our nature do not suffice seems undeniable. There is something in man that drives us to

Understanding Human Nature

New technologies, and particularly developments in genomics, have significantly changed the theoretical understanding of human beings: the nature and culture of man can be modified alike. However, considering genes to be the vessel holding all our values and disvalues, our ways of behaviour and of