Feyerabend and Scientific Values

Feyerabend and Scientific Values Author Robert P Farrell
ISBN-10 9789401715423
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 259
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This book deals with the entrenched misunderstandings of Feyerabend's philosophy, brings together the positive elements to be found in Feyerabend's work, and presents these elements as a coherent alternative conception of scientific rationality. It is the first book-length study of Feyerabend's post-1970 philosophy and will be an invaluable resource for philosophers of science, students of the philosophy of science, and anyone who wants to understand the views of one of the most influential philosophers of science of the twentieth century.

What Is This Thing Called Science

What Is This Thing Called Science Author Alan Chalmers
ISBN-10 9780702250873
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 312
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Every ten years, Alan Chalmers draws on his experience as a teacher and researcher to improve and update the text that strives to answer the philosophical question in it’s title: What is This Thing Called Science? Identifying the qualitative difference between knowledge of atoms as it figures in contemporary science and metaphysical speculations about atoms common in philosophy since the time of Democritus proves to be a highly revealing and instructive way to pinpoint key features of the answer to that question. The most significant feature of this fourth edition is the extensive postscript, in which Chalmers uses the results of his recent research on the history of atomism to illustrate and enliven key themes in the philosophy of science. This new edition ensures that the book holds its place as the leading introduction to the philosophy of science for the foreseeable future.

Socio Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

Socio Cultural Perspectives on Science Education Author W.W. Cobern
ISBN-10 9789401152242
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 221
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Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.

After Popper Kuhn and Feyerabend

After Popper  Kuhn and Feyerabend Author Robert Nola
ISBN-10 9789401139359
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 257
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Some think that issues to do with scientific method are last century's stale debate; Popper was an advocate of methodology, but Kuhn, Feyerabend, and others are alleged to have brought the debate about its status to an end. The papers in this volume show that issues in methodology are still very much alive. Some of the papers reinvestigate issues in the debate over methodology, while others set out new ways in which the debate has developed in the last decade. The book will be of interest to philosophers and scientists alike in the reassessment it provides of earlier debates about method and current directions of research.

Aber ein Paul hilft doch dem anderen

Aber ein Paul hilft doch dem anderen Author Paul Feyerabend
ISBN-10 3851659201
Release 2010
Pages 318
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Aber ein Paul hilft doch dem anderen has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Aber ein Paul hilft doch dem anderen also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Aber ein Paul hilft doch dem anderen book for free.

Philosophical Papers Paul K Feyerabend knowledge science and relativism

Philosophical Papers  Paul K  Feyerabend   knowledge  science and relativism Author Paul Feyerabend
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014959628
Release 1981
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Philosophical Papers Paul K Feyerabend knowledge science and relativism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Philosophical Papers Paul K Feyerabend knowledge science and relativism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Philosophical Papers Paul K Feyerabend knowledge science and relativism book for free.

Conquest of Abundance

Conquest of Abundance Author Paul Feyerabend
ISBN-10 0226245330
Release 1999-12-15
Pages 285
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""Conquest of Abundance" should be a simple book, pleasant to read and easy to understand," he planned in his autobiography. It is a great philosopher's view of a basic yet complex human trait and how it affects our lives.

Science and Relativism

Science and Relativism Author Larry Laudan
ISBN-10 9780226219332
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 194
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In recent years, many members of the intellectual community have embraced a radical relativism regarding knowledge in general and scientific knowledge in particular, holding that Kuhn, Quine, and Feyerabend have knocked the traditional picture of scientific knowledge into a cocked hat. Is philosophy of science, or mistaken impressions of it, responsible for the rise of relativism? In this book, Laudan offers a trenchant, wide-ranging critique of cognitive relativism and a thorough introduction to major issues in the philosophy of knowledge.

Women s History as Scientists

Women s History as Scientists Author Leigh Ann Whaley
ISBN-10 9781576072301
Release 2003
Pages 252
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Examines women's scientific achievements in light of the centuries-old debates and controversies revolving around qualifications, lack of educational opportunities, and exclusion by male professionals.

Social theory as science

Social theory as science Author Russell Keat
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046419803
Release 1975
Pages 278
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Economics and the philosophy of science

Economics and the philosophy of science Author Deborah A. Redman
ISBN-10 0195064127
Release 1991
Pages 252
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Economists and other social scientists in this century have often supported economic arguments by referring to positions taken by philosophers of science. This important new book looks at the reliability of this practice and, in the process, provides economists, social scientists, and historians with the necessary background to discuss methodological matters with authority. Redman first presents an accurate, critical, yet neutral survey of the modern philosophy of science from the Vienna Circle to the present, focusing particularly on logical positivism, sociological explanations of science (Polanyi, Fleck, Kuhn), the Popper family, and the history of science. She then deals with economic methodology in the twentieth century, looking at a wide range of methodological positions, especially those supported by positions from the philosophy of science. She considers the myth of the feasibility of falsification in economics and, within the context of its significance for economics, discusses the interpretation of Kuhn's philosophy of science as consensus and the danger such a view represents to science. Appendices review the history of the is-ought dispute and list economists whose first works deal with methodological topics. Comprehensive, readable, and accessible to those with little background knowledge, Redman's book will appeal to a wide range of social scientists and philosophers of science.

Can Theories be Refuted

Can Theories be Refuted Author Sandra Harding
ISBN-10 9789401018630
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 323
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According to a view assumed by many scientists and philosophers of science and standardly found in science textbooks, it is controlled ex perience which provides the basis for distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable theories in science: acceptable theories are those which can pass empirical tests. It has often been thought that a certain sort of test is particularly significant: 'crucial experiments' provide supporting empiri cal evidence for one theory while providing conclusive evidence against another. However, in 1906 Pierre Duhem argued that the falsification of a theory is necessarily ambiguous and therefore that there are no crucial experiments; one can never be sure that it is a given theory rather than auxiliary or background hypotheses which experiment has falsified. w. V. Quine has concurred in this judgment, arguing that "our statements about the external world face the tribunal of sense experience not indi vidually but only as a corporate body". Some philosophers have thought that the Duhem-Quine thesis gra tuitously raises perplexities. Others see it as doubly significant; these philosophers think that it provides a base for criticism of the foundational view of knowledge which has dominated much of western thought since Descartes, and they think that it opens the door to a new and fruitful way to conceive of scientific progress in particular and of the nature and growth of knowledge in general.

Essays on Realism and Rationalism

Essays on Realism and Rationalism Author Alan Musgrave
ISBN-10 9042004185
Release 1999
Pages 367
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The book's essays represent an important contribution to the contemporary philosophical debate concerning Realism and Rationalism. The author defends in a clear and consistent fashion a fallibilist, realistic, and rationalist position in opposition to the idealistic and relativistic viewpoint characteristic of present postmodern philosophy.

Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos

Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos Author Robert S. Cohen
ISBN-10 9789401014519
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 768
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The death of Imre Lakatos on February 2, 1974 was a personal and philosophical loss to the worldwide circle of his friends, colleagues and students. This volume reflects the range of his interests in mathematics, logic, politics and especially in the history and methodology of the sciences. Indeed, Lakatos was a man in search of rationality in all of its forms. He thought he had found it in the historical development of scientific knowledge, yet he also saw rationality endangered everywhere. To honor Lakatos is to honor his sharp and aggressive criticism as well as his humane warmth and his quick wit. He was a person to love and to struggle with. PAUL K. FEYERABEND ROBERT S. COHEN MARX W. WARTOFSKY TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface VII JOHN WORRALL / Imre Lakatos (1922-1974): Philosopher of Mathematics and Philosopher of Science JOSEPH AGASSI / The Lakatosian Revolution 9 23 D. M. ARMSTRONG / Immediate Perception w. W. BAR TLEY, III/On Imre Lakatos 37 WILLIAM BERKSON / Lakatos One and Lakatos Two: An Appreciation 39 I. B. COHEN / William Whewell and the Concept of Scientific Revolution 55 L. JONATHAN COHEN / How Can One Testimony Corroborate Another? 65 R. S. COHEN / Constraints on Science 79 GENE D'AMOUR/ Research Programs, Rationality, and Ethics 87 YEHUDA ELKANA / Introduction: Culture, Cultural System and Science 99 PA UL K.

PSA 1974

PSA 1974 Author Robert S. Cohen
ISBN-10 9789401014496
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 747
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For this book, we have selected papers from symposia and contributed sessions at the fourth biennial meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, held at the University of Notre Dame on November 1-3, 1974. The meeting was lively and well-attended, and we regret that there was no way to record here the many stimulating discussions after the papers and during the informal hours. We also regret that we had in sufficient space for all the contributed papers. Even more, some of the symposia were not available: those on systems and decision theory (c. W. Churchman, P. Suppes, I. Levi), and on the Marxist philosophy of science (M. W. Wartofsky, R. S. Cohen, E. N. Hiebert). Unhappily several individual contributions to other symposia were likewise not available: I. Velikovsky in the session on his own work and the politics of science, D. Finkelstein in the session on quantum logic. Memorial minutes were read for Alan Ross Anderson (prepared by Nuel Belnap) and for Imre Lakatos (prepared by Paul Feyerabend). They initiate this volume of philosophy of science in the mid-seventies.

Science and Values

Science and Values Author Larry Laudan
ISBN-10 0520057430
Release 1984
Pages 149
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Laudan constructs a fresh approach to a longtime problem for the philosopher of science: how to explain the simultaneous and widespread presence of both agreement and disagreement in science. Laudan critiques the logical empiricists and the post-positivists as he stresses the need for centrality and values and the interdependence of values, methods, and facts as prerequisites to solving the problems of consensus and dissent in science.

Essays on Philosophy in Australia

Essays on Philosophy in Australia Author Jan J.T. Srzednicki
ISBN-10 9789401580069
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 330
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Philosophy flourished in Australia after the war. There was spectacular growth in both the number of departments and the number of philosophers. On top of this philosophy spread beyond the philosophy departments. Serious studies, and interest in philosophy is now common in faculties as diverse as law, science and education. Neither is this development merely quantitative, the Australian researcher has come of age and contributes widely to international debates. At least one movement originated in Australia. This makes the study of philosophy in Australia timely, evidenced by the number of articles concerned with this area that begin to appear in international journals. In Australia itself there is growing interest in the history of the country's philosophical development. There are discussions in conferences and meetings: the matter is now the subject of courses.