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By Joseph Margolis

Culture and Cultural Entities provides an unique philosophical research of the character and rationalization of cultural phenomena, with designated consciousness to ontology and technique. It addresses intensive such subject matters as: the relation among actual and organic nature and cultural phenomena; the research of intentionality; the character and clarification of motion; causality; causal rationalization and the harmony of technological know-how; theories of language; historicity; animal and human intelligence; mental and social phenomena; expertise and evolution. Its method includes a kind of non-reductive materialism, examines quite a lot of perspectives, and is very readable, making it compatible for pros, complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, and an educated common viewers. a brand new bankruptcy was once extra to offer a feeling of pertinent developments because the visual appeal of the 1st version, really with appreciate to the historical past of philosophy, pragmatism, the harmony of technological know-how, and evolution. The team spirit, scope, and straightforwardness of the idea are well-regarded.

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