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Dupuy, Jean-Pierre 1941-

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The mark of the sacred by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,692 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 810 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
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 727 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
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 726 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
Understanding origins : contemporary views on the origin of life, mind, and society by Francisco J Varela( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of origins is inseparable from a web of hypotheses that both shape and explain us. Although origin invites examination, it always seems to elude our grasp. Notions have always been produced which seek to interpret the genesis of life, mind, and the social order, and these notions have all been found to be unstable in the face of theoretical and empirical challenges. In any given period, the central ideas on origin have had a mutual resonance, frequently overlooked by specialists engaged in their particular fields. The main purpose of this truly interdisciplinary book is the drawing together of contributions from biology, the cognitive sciences and the humanities into a joint exploration of some of the main contemporary notions which deal with the understanding of origins in life, mind and society. The book consists of four central chapters (on social organization, symbols and money, life forms and perception) followed by acute and perceptive discussions. The book arose from an international meeting held at Stanford University
Sonatas & interludes by John Cage( )

3 editions published in 1997 and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-deception and paradoxes of rationality( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and Japanese and held by 234 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 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 198 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 188 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 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La trahison de l'opulence by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H± : transhumanism and its critics( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 163 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
René Girard et le problème du mal( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 161 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 150 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 )

10 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 144 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
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

Libéralisme et justice sociale : le sacrifice et l'envie by Jean-Pierre Dupuy( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What money can't buy : the moral limits of markets by Michael J Sandel( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Nous savons bien que l'argent ne saurait tout acheter. Et pourtant, la marchandisation des biens et des valeurs progresse sans cesse. Mais c'est en Amérique que cela se passe, croyons-nous. Là-bas, les écoles en sont à payer les enfants s'ils ont de bonnes notes ... Serions-nous à l'abri de ces dérives? Nous sommes en réalité déjà contaminés. Il est immoral de vendre le droit de faire du tort aux autres, pensons-nous. Alors pourquoi instaurons-nous un marché des droits à polluer qui permet aux pays riches de polluer davantage en rachetant les droits des pays moins développés? Nous n'avons pas encore réfléchi à ce que devrait être la place du marché dans une société démocratique juste. Ce livre, déjà un best-seller mondial, nous y aide puissamment."
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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
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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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