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Pera, Marcello 1943-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 250 publications in 6 languages and 4,859 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works about Marcello Pera
 
Most widely held works by Marcello Pera
Without roots : the West, relativism, Christianity, Islam by Benedict( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Ratzinger's first book as Pope. Written in conjunction with President of the Italian Senate, Marcello Pera--a partnering of the statesman and the holy man--the book is a reassessment of the European "West" and its struggle to define itself in the wake of war, terrorism, diplomatic and spiritual crisis. Pope Benedict reveals a thorough grasp of the contemporary global climate and the tentative and fractious bonds that tie Europe to the rest of the world. Though critical and cautionary, the new Pope ultimately offers an assertive message of hope to mend the West's fractured identity and reconnect with its spiritual roots.--From publisher description
Scientific controversies : philosophical and historical perspectives( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recently, social constructivists have claimed that the outcomes of scientific debates are strongly influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetorical prowess and professional clout of the rival researchers. The collection presents historical studies and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an extreme social constructivist perspective, yet indicate the need for a richer and more realistic account of scientific rationality." "The essays consider the nature of scientific controversy, how such controversies are resolved, and whether controversy is in fact necessary to the advancement of scientific knowledge."--Jacket
The ambiguous frog : the Galvani-Volta controversy on animal electricity by Marcello Pera( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational changes in science : essays on scientific reasoning by Marcello Pera( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discourses of science by Marcello Pera( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pera proposes to overcome the tension between normative and descriptive philosophies of science by focusing on rhetoric in the construction and acceptance of theories. Examining the uses of argumentation in Galileo's Dialogue, Darwin's Origin, and the big bang-steady state controversy in cosmology, Pera shows that scientific research is not just an interchange between nature and the observer. Rather, science is a three-way interaction among nature, the investigator, and a questioning community which, through the process of attack, defense, and dispute, determines what science is. Rhetoric, then, understood as the practice of scientific argumentation, is an essential element in the constitution of science. As a powerful alternative to dominant philosophies of science and a bold reconsideration of rhetoric and dialectic more broadly, this book addresses contemporary questions in philosophy, rhetoric, history of science, literary criticism, and cognitive science
Persuading science : the art of scientific rhetoric( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why we should call ourselves Christians : the religious roots of free societies by Marcello Pera( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual and political elite of the West is nowadays taking for granted that religion, in particular Christianity, is a cultural vestige, a primitive form of knowledge, a consolation for the poor minded, an obstacle to coexistence. In all influential environments, the widespread watchword is "We are all secular" or "We are all post-religious." As a consequence, we are told that states must be independent of religious creed, politics must take a neutral stance regarding religious values, and societies must hold together without any reference to religious bonds. Liberalism, which in some
La rana ambigua : la controversia sull'elettricità animale tra Galvani e Volta by Marcello Pera( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hume, Kant e l'induzione by Marcello Pera( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in Italian and French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popper e la scienza su palafitte by Marcello Pera( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senza radici : Europa, relativismo, cristianesimo, islam by Marcello Pera( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologia del metodo by Marcello Pera( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mondo incerto( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohne Wurzeln : der Relativismus und die Krise der europäischen Kultur by Marcello Pera( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perché dobbiamo dirci cristiani : il liberalismo, l'Europa, l'etica by Marcello Pera( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Spanish and Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I modi del progresso : teorie e episodi della razionalità scientifica( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scienza come arte by Paul Feyerabend( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Meraviglia di essere uomo by John C Eccles( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'arte della persuasione scientifica( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational changes in science : essays on scientific reasoning by Joseph C Pitt( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE PROBLEMS OF SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY Fashion is a fickle mistress. Only yesterday scientific rationality enjoyed considerable attention, consideration, and even reverence among phi losophers; "but today's fashion leads us to despise it, and the matron, rejected and abandoned as Hecuba, complains; modo maxima rerum, tot generis natisque potens - nunc trahor exui, inops", to cite Kant for our purpose, who cited Ovid for his. Like every fashion, ours also has its paradoxical aspects, as John Watkins correctly reminds in an essay in this volume. Enthusiasm for science was high among philosophers when significant scientific results were mostly a promise, it declined when that promise became an undeniable reality. Nevertheless, as with the decline of any fashion, even the revolt against scientific rationality has some reasonable grounds. If the taste of the philosophical community has changed so much, it is not due to an incident or a whim. This volume is not about the history of and reasons for this change. Instead, it provides a view of the new emerging image of scientific rationality in both its philosophical and historical aspects. In particular, the aim of the contributions gathered here is to focus on the concept around which the discussions about rationality have mostly taken place: scientific change
 
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Without roots : the West, relativism, Christianity, Islam
Alternative Names
Marcello Pera Italian philosopher and politician

Marcello Pera italienischer Wissenschaftstheoretiker, Hochschullehrer und Politiker

Марчелло Пера

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Scientific controversies : philosophical and historical perspectivesThe ambiguous frog : the Galvani-Volta controversy on animal electricityRational changes in science : essays on scientific reasoningThe discourses of scienceWhy we should call ourselves Christians : the religious roots of free societies