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Change and Progress in Modern Science

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The papers presented here derive from the 4th International Confe:--ence on History and Philosophy of Science held in Blacksburg, ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

The papers presented here derive from the 4th International Confe:--ence on History and Philosophy of Science held in Blacksburg, Virginia, U. S. A. , November 2-6, 1982. The Conference was sponsored by the I nternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Particular thanks go to L. Jonathan Cohen, Secretary of the Union, as well as to Dean Henry Bauer of the College of Arts & Sciences, Wilfred Jewkes and the Center for Programs in the Humanities, Arthur Donovan and the Center for the Study of Science in Society and the Department of Philoso phy and Religion at Virginia Tech. Not only did they come through with the necessat"y funds, but they were all always ready with a helping hand when things got confusing. Two additional groups of individuals require a special note of thanks. First, considerable appreciation is due the mem bers of the Joint Commission of the I nternational Union of History and Philosophy of Science: Maurice Crosland, Risto Hilpinen and Vladimir Kirsanov. They were more than gen erous in thei r advice and co-operation. The Local Organizing Committee (Kenneth Alpern, Roger Ariew, Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan, Ann La Berge, Duncan Porter, Eleonore Stump and Dennis Welch) not only demon strated efficiency and insured a pleasant stay for' all participants, but also went out of their way on numerous occasions to make everyone feel at home.

Inhalt
Reflections on Change.- I. Historical Dimensions.- The Mechanical Philosophy and Its Problems: Mechanical Explanations, Impenetrability, and Perpetual Motion.- Ghosts in the World Machine: A Taxonomy of Leibnizian Forces.- The Notion of Experimental Physics in Early Eighteenth-Century France.- Some Pragmatic Aspects of the Methodology of Johann Heinrich Lambert.- Classical Wage Theory and the Causal Complications of Explaining Distribution.- Genetic Epistemology in the Context of Evolutionary Epistemology.- II. Conceptual Considerations.- Truthlikeness, Realism, and Progressive Theory-Change.- In Praise of Cumulative Progress.- Kuhn's Critique of Methodology.- Scientific Discovery and Theory-Confirmation.- Meaning, Acceptance, and Dialectics.- Extraterrestrial Science.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Change and Progress in Modern Science
Untertitel: Papers related to and arising from the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982
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EAN: 9789400965270
ISBN: 9400965273
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Anzahl Seiten: 412
Gewicht: 594g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2011
Auflage: 1985

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