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Dupuy, Jean-Pierre 1941-

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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Dupuy
The mark of the sacred by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Pierre Dupuy, prophet of what he calls "enlightened doomsaying," has long warned that modern society is on a path to self-destruction. In this book, he pleads for a subversion of this crisis from within, arguing that it is our lopsided view of religion and reason that has set us on this course. In denial of our sacred origins and hubristically convinced of the powers of human reason, we cease to know our own limits: our disenchanted world leaves us defenseless against a headlong rush into the abyss of global warming, nuclear holocaust, and the other catastrophes that loom on our horizon. Reviving the religious anthropology of Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Marcel Mauss and in dialogue with the work of René Girard, Dupuy shows that we must remember the world's sacredness in order to keep human violence in check. A metaphysical and theological detective, he tracks the sacred in the very fields where human reason considers itself most free from everything it judges irrational: science, technology, economics, political and strategic thought. In making such claims, The Mark of the Sacred takes on religion bashers, secularists, and fundamentalists at once. Written by one of the deepest and most versatile thinkers of our time, it militates for a world where reason is no longer an enemy of faith."--Publisher description
The mechanization of the mind : on the origins of cognitive science by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and French and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1946, some of the greatest minds of the twentieth century - among them John von Neumann, Norbert Wiener, Warren McCulloch, and Walter Pitts - gathered at the Beekman Hotel in New York City with the aim of constructing a science of mental behavior that would resolve at last the ancient philosophical problem of mind and matter. The legacy of their collaboration is known today as cognitive science." "As Dupuy explains, the founders of cognitive science - or, as they called it, "cybernetics"--Drew passion and energy from two convictions: that the mind operates like a machine and that physical laws explain how nature can appear to have meaning. Armed with these convictions, they laid the foundations not only for cognitive science but also artificial intelligence, and foreshadowed the development of chaos theory, complexity theory, and a variety of other major scientific and philosophical breakthroughs. Today, their ideas speak directly to controversies that rage between cognitivists and connectionists, eliminative materialists and Wittgensteinians, functionalists and antireductionists. However, despite their genuine achievements, the cyberneticians had too much confidence in the power of their theories and made serious mistakes that led the next generation of thinkers to ignore their work. The development of a scientific theory of mind was thus significantly delayed."--Jacket
Economy and the future : a crisis of faith by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A monster stalks the earth--a sluggish, craven, dumb beast that takes fright at the slightest noise and starts at the sight of its own shadow. This monster is the market. The shadow it fears is cast by a light that comes from the future: the Keynesian crisis of expectations. It is this same light that causes the world's leaders to tremble before the beast. They tremble, Jean-Pierre Dupuy says, because they have lost faith in the future. What Dupuy calls Economy has degenerated today into a mad spectacle of unrestrained consumption and speculation. But in its positive form--a truly political economy in which politics, not economics, is predominant--Economy creates not only a sense of trust and confidence but also a belief in the open-endedness of the future without which capitalism cannot function. In this devastating and counterintuitive indictment of the hegemonic pretensions of neoclassical economic theory, Dupuy argues that the immutable and eternal decision of God has been replaced with the unpredictable and capricious judgment of the crowd. The future of mankind will therefore depend on whether it can see through the blindness of orthodox economic thinking."--Cover
A short treatise on the metaphysics of tsunamis by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1755 the city of Lisbon was destroyed by a terrible earthquake. Almost 250 years later, an earthquake beneath the Indian Ocean unleashed a tsunami whose devastating effects were felt over a vast area. In each case, a natural catastrophe came to be interpreted as a consequence of human evil. Between these two events, two indisputably moral catastrophes occurred: Auschwitz and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And yet the nuclear holocaust survivors likened the horror they had suffered to a natural disaster--a tsunami. Jean-Pierre Dupuy asks whether, from Lisbon to Sumatra, mankind has really learned nothing about evil. When moral crimes are unbearably great, he argues, our ability to judge evil is gravely impaired, and the temptation to regard human atrocity as an attack on the natural order of the world becomes irresistible. This impulse also suggests a kind of metaphysical ruse that makes it possible to convert evil into fate, only a fate that human beings may choose to avoid. Postponing an apocalyptic future will depend on embracing this paradox and regarding the future itself in a radically new way. The American edition of Dupuy's classic essay, first published in 2005, also includes a postscript on the 2011 nuclear accident that occurred in Japan, again as the result of a tsunami."--Publisher
Understanding origins : contemporary views on the origin of life, mind, and society( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-deception and paradoxes of rationality( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonatas & interludes by John Cage( )

3 editions published in 1997 and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour un catastrophisme éclairé : quand l'impossible est certain by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and Japanese and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordres et desordres : enquete sur un nouveau paradigme by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in French and Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sacrifice et l'envie : le libéralisme aux prises avec la justice sociale by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualisme libéral et justice sociale : c'est ce couple difficilement conciliable, véritable croix des sociétés démocratiques, qu'accompagne Jean-Pierre Dupuy au cours d'une exploration de la philosophie libérale d'inspiration économique, d'Adam Smith à John Rawls
L'Auto-organisation : de la physique au politique by Colloque de Cerisy( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H± : transhumanism and its critics( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity+/-: Transhumanism and Its Critics brings together sixteen of the foremost advocates and critics of transhumanism to debate the promises and perils of bioengineering an improved humanity. As it turns out, transhumanism is a catalyst for profound philosophical and theological inquiry. If the idea of a fixed human nature no longer applies, can we still speak of humane dignities and essential human rights? Should we try to limit the development of certain technologies? Is it even possible? Are the new sciences and technologies hailed by transhumanists just wishful thinking? And which utopic and dystopic visions have the power to motivate us to build a more wholesome, just, and sustainable tomorrow? This volume does much to advance critical dialogue on the future course of our species and our planet
La trahison de l'opulence by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L enfer des choses : rene girard et la logique de l economie by Paul Dumouchel( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Girard et le problème du mal( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction aux sciences sociales : logique des phénomènes collectifs by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les choix économiques dans l'entreprise et dans l'administration by Hubert Lévy-Lambert( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les savants croient-ils en leurs théories : une lecture philosophique de l'histoire des sciences cognitives : une conférence-débat organisée par le groupe Sciences en questions, Paris, INRA, 15 janvier 2000 by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'émergence des sciences cognitives aura représenté l'une des aventures intellectuelles les plus stimulantes de la seconde moitié du XXè siècle. Dans leur empressement à faire table rase de ce qui s'est pensé avant elles, les sciences cognitives bousculent en effet les frontières entre disciplines, entre philosophie et sciences, entre sciences de la nature et scienes humaines, entre sciences et techniques. Jean-Pierre Dupuy, qui en fut l'un des acteurs, porte un regard critique sur l'histoire de l'aventure cognitiviste, encore grosse de révolutions conceptuelles et techniques à venir, mais déjà lourde de conséquences pour l'image que nous nous faisons de nous-mêmes et de notre place dans la nature
L'invasion pharmaceutique by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La panique by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The mechanization of the mind : on the origins of cognitive science
Understanding origins : contemporary views on the origin of life, mind, and societySelf-deception and paradoxes of rationalityLe sacrifice et l'envie : le libéralisme aux prises avec la justice socialeH± : transhumanism and its critics
Alternative Names
Dupuy, J.

Dupuy, J.-P.

Dupuy, J.-P. 1941-

Dupuy, J.-P. (Jean-Pierre), 1941-

Dupuy, Jean-Pierre

Dupuy, Jean Pierre 1941-

Jean-Pierre Dupuy Frans filosoof

Jean-Pierre Dupuy französischer Ingenieur, Epistemologe und Philosoph

Jean-Pierre Dupuy French engineer, epistemologist and philosopher

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