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Dupré, John

Overview
Works: 42 works in 224 publications in 4 languages and 7,604 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 )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 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 )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 614 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 )

23 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 555 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 )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans and other animals by John Dupré( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 368 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
Value-free science? : ideals and illusions( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 349 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
Nature after the genome by Sarah Parry( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The claim that genomics-related knowledge and practices are redefining - or even threatening - 'nature' or 'the natural' remains an important feature of academic debates and is even influencing public policy. Yet, many of the controversial issues raised by advancements in genome research remain vastly under-explored: What 'nature' is being constituted or transformed? How exactly is it being transformed, and by whom? Nature After The Genome explores the relationship between developments in genomic technologies and our knowledge and understanding of nature. The question of nature and how social science might go about its conceptualisation is addressed through several revealing case studies by scholars and specialists in relevant fields. Based on cutting edge empirical research, issues such as synthetic biology, stem cell research, agricultural biotechnology, adolescent obesity and puberty, animal behaviour, molecular biology and biodiversity are explored. Essays also seek to discover the extent to which developments in genomics are reshaping the epistemology and ontology of nature and the specific implications for individuals and collectivities - human and non-human - of rethinking our world through genetic knowledge. Provocative and illuminating, Nature After The Genome represents an important new contribution to a field of endeavour that seeks to understand the very nature of nature"--
Processes of life : essays in the philosophy of biology by John Dupré( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 217 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 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El legado de Darwin : qué significa la evolución hoy by John Dupré( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What evolution means today by John Dupré( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the universe and our place in it with his development of the theory of evolution. John Dupre presents a lucid, witty introduction to evolution and what it means for our view of humanity, the natural world, and religion
Value-free science : ideal and illusion? by Harold Kincaid( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume investigate where and how values are involved in science, and examine the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity
El legado de Darwin : qué significa hoy la evolución by John Dupré( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sermon, preached at the parish church of Tring, Hertfordshire, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1781 by John Dupré( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 9 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 7 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

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

 
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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

Languages
English (186)

Spanish (5)

German (5)

Italian (2)

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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 themHumans and other animalsValue-free science? : ideals and illusionsNature after the genomeWhat evolution means todayValue-free science : ideal and illusion?Darwin's descendants : how and why they went wrong