The Philosophy of Science

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Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper, J. D. Trout
MIT Press, 1991 - 800 sivua

Readings that chart the rise and decline of logical positivism and the emergence of a new consensus, emphasizing the relation between theoretical and applied questions.

The more than forty readings in this anthology cover the most important developments if the past six decades, charting the rise and decline of logical positivism and the gradual emergence of a new consensus concerning the major issues and theoretical options in the field. The editors have included articles on all the major special sciences and emphasize the relation between the more theoretical and applied questions.

Part One deals with basic theoretical issues: confirmation, semantics, and the interpretation of theories; causation and explanation; and reductionism and the unity of science. In Part Two, these relatively abstract themes are illustrated and examined further in light of issues in the various special sciences including physics, biology, psychology, and social science.

 

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This book works well as an introduction to the contemporary philosophy of science. It's a collection of good papers which provide a nice historical arc from logical positivism to the present day. The ... Lue koko arvostelu

Sisältö

Chapter
20
Chapter 1
37
Chapter 2
57
Chapter 3
71
Chapter 4
85
Chapter 5
99
The Empirical Basis
112
Chapter 7
139
Chapter 23
429
Chapter 24
443
Section I
463
Chapter 26
485
Chapter 27
501
Chapter 28
517
The Philosophy of Biology
545
Chapter 31
571

Chapter 8
159
Chapter 10
187
Chapter 12
223
Chapter 13
247
Chapter 14
261
Chapter 15
279
Section II
289
Chapter 16
299
Chapter 17
317
Chapter 19
349
The Reality of Causes in a World of Instrumental Laws
379
Chapter 21
393
Chapter 32
589
Section III
605
Chapter 34
631
Chapter 35
651
Chapter 36
671
Chapter 37
687
Section IV
713
Chapter 39
733
Chapter 41
763
Bibliography
783
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Tietoja kirjoittajasta (1991)

Richard Boyd is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University.

Philip Gasper is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Middlebury College.

John D. Trout teaches philosophy in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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