A defense of Thomas Nagel’s appeal to unknown “teleological principles.”
West-Eberhard’s work helps to upend the Darwinian project by showing how target-directedness lies at the heart of any realistic explanatory framework in evolutionary biology.
I brought up the issue of vitalism in the context of offering Shapiro a helpful suggestion about how to handle his critics.
One day while browsing in the library stacks, I stumbled across an essay collection entitled Self-Organizing Systems: The Emergence of Order. I had the experience of scales falling from my eyes.
People are too big. If we want to save the planet, we must shrink ourselves.