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Against nature

Author: Lorraine Daston
Publisher: Cambridge : The MIT Press, 2019.
Series: Untimely meditations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pithy work of philosophical anthropology that explores why humans find moral orders in natural orders. Why have human beings, in many different cultures and epochs, looked to nature as a source of norms for human behavior From ancient India and ancient Greece, medieval France and Enlightenment America, up to the latest controversies over gay marriage and cloning, natural orders have been enlisted to illustrate and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Daston, Lorraine, 1951- author.
Against nature
(DLC) 2018049313
(OCoLC)1054376341
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Daston
ISBN: 9780262353809 0262353806
OCLC Number: 1082363247
Description: 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Intro; CONTENTS; 1 The Problem: How Does "Is" Become "Ought"?; 2 Specific Natures; 3 Local Natures; 4 Universal Natural Laws; 5 The Passions of the Unnatural; 6 The Very Idea of Order; 7 The Plenitude of Orders; 8 Conclusion: Saving the Phenomena; Notes
Series Title: Untimely meditations.
Other Titles: Gegen die Natur.
Responsibility: Lorraine Daton.

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