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From Mechanism to a Science of Qualities

The papers collected here are part of a work in progress by Stephen L. Talbott. They are attempts to describe our reigning (and mostly unconscious) cognitive habits, the limitations of conventional science, and the redirections required for a new, qualitative science. By virtue of its qualitative character, such a science will be holistic and irreducibly ethical (or unethical).

These papers may be periodically revised. I have placed them here in order to invite the most thorough criticism possible. Send any comments you have to stevet@netfuture.org. You can also visit my home page and write me at The Nature Institute, 20 May Hill Road, Ghent NY 12075.

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Toward a Biology Worthy of Life

Toward a Biology Worthy of Life

The general public still seems largely unaware of it — and even many scientists have not fully picked up on its true significance. Nevertheless, the ongoi