Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Genes, philosophy: genes are the bearers of genetic information. Philosophically interesting is the discussion about which properties are genetically inherited and on which level genes are effective or on what level their distribution is influenced. See also evolution, Darwinism, selection, gene identity.

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RortyVsDawkins: thesis that people are just vehicles for genes: is an inadequate foundation of thought. The claim that one knows something which is itself not intuitive morality, but probably could correct our intuitive morality.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Ro I
R. Rorty
Der Spiegel der Natur Frankfurt 1997

R. Rorty
Philosophie & die Zukunft Frankfurt 2000

R. Rorty
Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität Frankfurt 1992

R. Rorty
Eine Kultur ohne Zentrum Stuttgart 1993

Ro V
R. Rorty
Solidarität oder Objektivität? Stuttgart 1998

R. Rorty
Wahrheit und Fortschritt Frankfurt 2000

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