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Dupré, John

Overview
Works: 37 works in 202 publications in 4 languages and 6,804 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Classification  Sermons  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: QH447, 501
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Dupré
Genomes and what to make of them by Barry Barnes( )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,676 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
Darwin's legacy what evolution means today by John Dupré( )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,349 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
Value-free science? ideals and illusions ( )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 956 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
Human nature and the limits of science by John Dupré( Book )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 691 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 )
21 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 587 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
The Latest on the best : essays on evolution and optimality ( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humans and other animals by John Dupré( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 353 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 )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 270 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
Nature after the genome ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 257 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"--
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 68 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Value-free science : ideal and illusion? by Harold Kincaid( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 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
Sermons on various subjects. By John Dupré, M.A. Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford by John Dupré( )
2 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What evolution means today by John Dupré( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 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
Musæ 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 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El legado de Darwin : qué significa hoy la evolución by John Dupré( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The constituents of life by John Dupré( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion? ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 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 value free. Things are not so simple, however, as recent work in science studies makes clear. 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
 
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Alternative Names
Dupre, John
Dupré, John A. 1952-
Languages
English (173)
German (5)
Spanish (4)
Italian (2)
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