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The Resource The ashtray (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris

The ashtray (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris

Label
The ashtray (or the man who denied reality)
Title
The ashtray (or the man who denied reality)
Statement of responsibility
Errol Morris
Title variation
Man who denied reality
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1972, philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn threw an ashtray at Errol Morris. This book is the result. At the time, Morris was a graduate student ... Kuhn, meanwhile, was--and, posthumously, remains--a star in his field, the author of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a landmark book that has sold well over a million copies and introduced the concept of 'paradigm shifts' to the larger culture. And Morris thought the idea was bunk. The Ashtray tells why--and makes a powerful case for Morris's way of viewing the world, central to which is a fundamental conception of the necessity of truth ... He has no patience for philosophical systems that settle for internal coherence and disdain the world itself. Morris is after bigger game: he wants to establish as clearly as possible what we know and can say about the world, reality, history, our actions and interactions"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Errol
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.M8685 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kuhn, Thomas S
  • Paradigm (Theory of knowledge)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ashtray (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ultimatum -- Shifting paradigms -- A parliament of fears -- Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here? -- Revolutions, real and imagined -- The leap into the dark -- The furniture of the world -- Avatars of progress -- The contest of interpretation
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780226922683
Lccn
2017038261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1153909
  • (OCoLC)on1001413883
  • (OCoLC)1001413883
  • 1330433
  • 1330433
Label
The ashtray (or the man who denied reality), Errol Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ultimatum -- Shifting paradigms -- A parliament of fears -- Listen, old man, what in hell's gone wrong here? -- Revolutions, real and imagined -- The leap into the dark -- The furniture of the world -- Avatars of progress -- The contest of interpretation
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780226922683
Lccn
2017038261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1153909
  • (OCoLC)on1001413883
  • (OCoLC)1001413883
  • 1330433
  • 1330433

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