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Dupré, John

Overview
Works: 39 works in 246 publications in 4 languages and 7,756 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Classification  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: GN281, 501
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Dupré
Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today by John Dupré( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Darwin's Legacy, Dupre offers a philosopher's view of evolution while examining how evolutionary theory affects our definition of human nature and our understanding of human diversity. He rejects recent attempts to reconcile evolution and theology, and takes issue with the arguments put forward by evolutionary psychologists, who have attempted to use the theory of evolution to illuminate aspects of human culture and behaviour as diverse as language, morality, sexuality, and art. Instead he argues that evolutionary theory is key to establishing a picture devoid of supernatural forces, in which human origins can be understood in a fully naturalistic way."--Jacket
Human nature and the limits of science by John Dupré( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dupré warns that our understanding of human nature is being distorted by two faulty and harmful forms of pseudo-scientific thinking. Not just in the academic world but increasingly in everyday life, we find one set of experts seeking to explain the ends at which humans aim in terms of evolutionary theory, and another set of experts using economic models to give rules of how we act to achieve those ends. Dupré demonstrates that these theorists' explanations do not work, and furthermore that if taken seriously their theories tend to have dangerous social and political consequences
The disorder of things : metaphysical foundations of the disunity of science by John Dupré( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This argument makes connections with recent discussions of science and value, especially in the work of feminist scholars. In Dupre's view, we have a great deal of choice about which scientific projects to pursue, a choice that can be informed only by value judgments. Such choices determine not only what kinds of order we observe in nature but also what kinds of order we impose on the world we observe. Elegantly written and compellingly argued, this provocative book should be of crucial interest to all philosophers and scholars of science
Genomes and what to make of them by Barry Barnes( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clear and lively account of the genomic revolution and its promise, this book opens with a brief history of the science of genetics and from there delves into the use of genomics in determining evolutionary paths and what it can tell us about where we have come from, and where we are going
The Latest on the best : essays on evolution and optimality( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Value-free science? : ideals and illusions by Harold Kincaid( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been thought that science is our best hope for realizing objective knowledge, but that, to deliver on this promise, it must be free of the influence of any values that are not purely epistemic. As recent work in philosophy, history, and social studies of science shows, however, things are not so simple. The contributors to this volume ask where and how nonepistemic values are involved in science; they explore the roles these values play at the heart of science, in the assessment of evidence and explanations, and they examine the implications this has for ideals of objectivity."--Jacket
Humans and other animals by John Dupré( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dupré explores the ways in which we categorize animals, including humans, and comes to radical conclusions. He opposes the idea that there is only one legitimate way of classifying things in the natural world, the 'scientific' way, and argues that nature is not organized in a single system
Processes of life : essays in the philosophy of biology by John Dupré( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dupre explores recent revolutionary developments in biology and considers their relevance for our understanding of human nature and society. He reveals how the advance of genetic science is changing our view of the constituents of life
Darwins Vermächtnis : die Bedeutung der Evolution für die Gegenwart des Menschen by John Dupré( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature after the genome by Sarah Parry( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nature After The Genome features a series of case studies that explore the relationship between developments in genomic technologies and our knowledge and understanding of nature. Features the latest research and empirical data on social science relating to genomic technologies. Represents a multidisciplinary approach to the the topic. Addresses controversial questions raised by genome research and our understanding of nature."--Publisher
El legado de Darwin : qué significa hoy la evolución by John Dupré( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negado por los así llamados "creacionistas", que insisten en desconocer la teoría de la evolución, o apropiado por la psicología evolutiva, que ve allí la única clave para comprender la conducta humana, el legado de Darwin aparece hoy desdibujado por el fundamentalismo religioso o por las mitologías científicas. Pero, ¿qué nos dice la teoría de la evolución de los grandes temas: la existencia de Dios, nuestra visión de la naturaleza humana, nuestra relación con otras criaturas?. Este libro sostiene que la teoría formulada por Darwin tiene consecuencias trascendentales para nuestra visión de nosotros mismos y de nuestro lugar en el universo. Y explica, con un lenguaje sencillo y claro, el alcance y los límites de dicha teoría, sus implicaciones sobre el mundo religioso, las ideas de raza y género o el estatus de los animales, precisando, también, los marcos del debate entre biología y cultura, y la decisiva importancia de ésta para comprender la conducta humana. Todos aquellos interesados en entender qué puede y qué no puede xplicar la teoría de la evolución encontrarán aquí una magnífica introducción al tema
Musae Berkhamstedienses, or, Poetical prolusions by some young gentlemen of Berkhamsted school by Berkhamsted School (BERKHAMPSTEAD)( Book )

2 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The constituents of life by John Dupré( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's descendants : how and why they went wrong by John Dupré( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin : l'eredità del primo scienziato globale( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons on various subjects. Second edition by John Dupré( Book )

1 edition published in 1783 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A translation of Gray's Elegy, into Latin verse, by J.D. [i.e. John Dupré], etc. [With a separate titlepage dated 1793.]] by Thomas Gray( Book )

2 editions published between 1794 and 1799 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El legado de Darwin by John Dupré( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetical Prolusions in the English and Latin Languages ... The second edition, corrected and enlarged with some additional exercises by Berkhamsted School (BERKHAMPSTEAD)( Book )

2 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diabetes mellitus in aircrew : type I diabetes in a pilot by G. W Gray( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diabetes mellitus has traditionally been considered disqualifying for flying duties. Increasingly, understanding of Type I and II diabetes permits identification of subgroups of diabetics with an acceptable aeromedical risk. This paper presents a case of a Canadian Forces helicopter pilot with Type I diabetes who continues on restricted flying duties. The pathophysiology of Type I diabetes is discussed, along with aeromedical considerations for returning a diabetic to flying status
 
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Darwin's legacy : what evolution means today
Alternative Names
Dupre, John

Dupré, John A.

Dupré, John A. 1952-

John Dupré britischer Philosoph, Professor für Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie an der Universität Exeter

John Dupré British philosopher

John Dupré Brits natuurwetenschapper

John Dupré filósofo británico

Languages
English (207)

Spanish (8)

German (5)

Italian (3)

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Human nature and the limits of scienceThe disorder of things : metaphysical foundations of the disunity of scienceGenomes and what to make of themValue-free science? : ideals and illusionsHumans and other animalsNature after the genomeDarwin's descendants : how and why they went wrong