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Pera, Marcello 1943-

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Works: 79 works in 206 publications in 5 languages and 4,259 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Scientific controversies philosophical and historical perspectives ( )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social constructionists claim that scientific debates are influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetoric and professional clout of the participants. These essays undermine an extreme social constructionist perspective and indicate the need for a more realistic scientific rationality
Without roots : the West, relativism, Christianity, Islam by Benedict ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is Ratzinger's first book as Pope. Written in conjunction with President of the Italian Senate, Marcello Pera--a partnering of the statesman and the holy man--the book is a reassessment of the European "West" and its struggle to define itself in the wake of war, terrorism, diplomatic and spiritual crisis. Pope Benedict reveals a thorough grasp of the contemporary global climate and the tentative and fractious bonds that tie Europe to the rest of the world. Though critical and cautionary, the new Pope ultimately offers an assertive message of hope to mend the West's fractured identity and reconnect with its spiritual roots.--From publisher description
The ambiguous frog : the Galvani-Volta controversy on animal electricity by Marcello Pera ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rational changes in science : essays on scientific reasoning by Joseph C Pitt ( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persuading science : the art of scientific rhetoric ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discourses of science by Marcello Pera ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and Portuguese and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pera proposes to overcome the tension between normative and descriptive philosophies of science by focusing on rhetoric in the construction and acceptance of theories. Examining the uses of argumentation in Galileo's Dialogue, Darwin's Origin, and the big bang-steady state controversy in cosmology, Pera shows that scientific research is not just an interchange between nature and the observer. Rather, science is a three-way interaction among nature, the investigator, and a questioning community which, through the process of attack, defense, and dispute, determines what science is. Rhetoric, then, understood as the practice of scientific argumentation, is an essential element in the constitution of science. As a powerful alternative to dominant philosophies of science and a bold reconsideration of rhetoric and dialectic more broadly, this book addresses contemporary questions in philosophy, rhetoric, history of science, literary criticism, and cognitive science
Why we should call ourselves Christians : the religious roots of free societies by Marcello Pera ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intellectual and political elite of the West is nowadays taking for granted that religion, in particular Christianity, is a cultural vestige, a primitive form of knowledge, a consolation for the poor minded, an obstacle to coexistence. In all influential environments, the widespread watchword is "We are all secular" or "We are all post-religious." As a consequence, we are told that states must be independent of religious creed, politics must take a neutral stance regarding religious values, and societies must hold together without any reference to religious bonds. Liberalism, which in some
Hume, Kant e l'induzione by Marcello Pera ( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in Italian and French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La rana ambigua : la controversia sull'elettricità animale tra Galvani e Volta by Marcello Pera ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senza radici : Europa, relativismo, cristianesimo, islam by Marcello Pera ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popper e la scienza su palafitte by Marcello Pera ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apologia del metodo by Marcello Pera ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ohne Wurzeln : der Relativismus und die Krise der europäischen Kultur by Marcello Pera ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scienza e retorica by Marcello Pera ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il mondo incerto ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perché dobbiamo dirci cristiani : il liberalismo, l'Europa, l'etica by Marcello Pera ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Without roots : the West, relativism, Christianity and Islam by Benedict ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Modi del progresso : teorie e episodi della razionalità scientifica ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senza radici : Europa, relativismo, cristianismo, islam by Marcello Pera ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scienza come arte by Paul Feyerabend ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Italian (52)
English (47)
German (5)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)
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