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Mark S. Frankel “The Evolving Role of Scientific Experts in the Courts”
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Susan Haack An Epistemologist in the Bramble-Bush: At the Supreme Court With Mr. Joiner
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Annabelle Lever Ethics and the Patenting of Human Genes
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Tanya Williams, Scott Siera, Arri Eisen Reconciling Science and Society
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Cary P. Gross Financial Conflict of Interest and Medical Research: Beware the Medical-Industrial Complex
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Bernard E. Rollin Animal Research, Animal Welfare, and the Three R’s
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Eric Adams The Flexibility of Description and NESS Causation
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Roger Chao Does Singer's “Famine, Affluence and Morality” Inescapably Commit Us to His Conclusion?
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Sean Noah Walsh Masters of Hyperreality: Injustice in the Discourse of Deconstruction
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Pierre Darriulat Knowledge and Mystery: The Impact of Contemporary Science on Metaphysics
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The article, meant to address philosophers and scientists as well as the interested layman, expresses the views of a physicist on the strong impact that contemporary science has on the traditional approach to metaphysics, implying an in-depth revision of many concepts that have been happily used for centuries. The implications of taking seriously the main message of contemporary neurosciences – there is nothing else than interacting atoms in our brains – are explored. Free will, and its reconciliation with scientific determinism, is used as an illustration. Contemporary science has shed new light on the circularity of knowledge and allows for a clearer separation between science and metaphysics, between knowledge and religious beliefs. At the same time it reveals the fundamental inability of knowledge at unravelling mysteries such as knowing why the world exists, rather than nothing.