READINGS IN
PHILOSOPHY AND
SCIENCE STUDIES

Edited by
Vincent F. Hendricks
jESPER rYBERG


Roskilde University Press, 2001, 200 pages

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Abstract

This first volume of Readings in Philosophy and Science Studies from the Department of Philosophy and Science Studies at Roskilde University serves two purposes: (1) To give students, current and prospective, an idea of the research profiles of the faculty, and (2) to provide other scholars in philosophy and science studies with ditto. The volume includes articles written by the faculty members with topics ranging from ethics over phenomenology to logic. Information concerning the Department, its various activities and contact information are to be found in the appendix. The Department envisions such a volume to be published every year.

200 pp, 100,00 kr. Roskilde University Bookstore (Samfundslitteratur)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributing Authors

The Notion of the “Light of Nature” in Medieval and
Renaissance Thought - preliminary remarks

Aksel Haaning

Modal Operator Theory
Vincent F. Hendricks

Alchemy and Mathematics
Jens Høyrup

Hugo Grotius, Humanist, Statesman, Refugee
Ib Martin

Ethics Between Public Opinion and Politics
Some reflections on a case study of the public debate about
genetically modified soya beans

Arne Thing Mortensen

Some Neglected Aspects in Connection with the
Objectification of Time

Jan K. Berg-Olsen

Emergence and Kinds of States
Stig Andur Pedersen

Order Ordealed: Norms and Social Coherence
in the Age of Law

Sverre Raffensøe
The Expressionist Theory of Punishment and the Problem of

Fallible Communication
Jesper Ryberg

Disease and Instinct
Willy Thrysøe

Appendix

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