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Reflections on Human Inquiry: Science, Philosophy and Common Life

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2019.10.12 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nirmalangshu Mukherji, Reflections on Human Inquiry: Science, Philosophy and Common Life, Springer, 2017, 203pp., $119.99 (hbk), ISBN 9789811053634. Reviewed by Nick Treanor, The University of Edinburgh This book is not quite a monograph or a collection of essays, but it has the form of a monograph and is built out of individual essays, most of them previously published and under different titles. It is, the author tells us, an attempt to pull together and rework existing essays, supplemented by new ones, to speak to the theme given in its title. As Nirmalangshu Mukherji describes the project in the Acknowledgements: Philosophical writing broadly divides into two modes: literary and scientific. These philosophical essays were written over the last two decades to explore the literary mode of our common lives as a counterpoint to the scientific mode that otherwise occupies my academic life. (vii) Following the... Read More

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