Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects

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From Quarks to Quasars

From Quarks to Quasars

Philosophical Problems of Modern Physics

In these essays, four philosophers and one physicist consider the interactions of mathematics and physics with logic and philosophy in the era of modern science.

Microeconomic Laws

Microeconomic Laws

A Philosophical Analysis

Rosenberg applies current thinking in philosophy of science to neoclassical economics in order to assess its claims to scientific standing. Although philosophers have used history and psychology as paradigms for the examination of social science, there is good reason to believe that economics is a more appropriate subject for analysis: it is the most systematized and quantified of the social sciences; its practitioners have reached a measure of consensus on important aspects of their subject; and it encompasses a large number of apparently law-like propositions.

Paradigms and Paradoxes

Paradigms and Paradoxes

The Philosophical Challenge of the Quantum Domain

This volume gathers experts in physics, logic and philosophy to discuss developments in space exploration and nuclear science and their impact on the philosophy of science.

The American Ideology of National Science, 1919-1930

The American Ideology of National Science, 1919-1930

A provocative analysis of the movement to establish a national science program in the early twentieth century. Led by several influential scientists who had participated in centralized scientific enterprises during World War I, the new effort t was an attempt to return to earlier progressive values in the hope of producing science for society’s benefit.

Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance

Statistical Explanation and Statistical Relevance

Through his S-R model of statistical relevance, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to the scientific explanation of objectively improbable events. Two other essays compliment the statisticl relevance model.

Metaphysics and Explanation

Metaphysics and Explanation

This volume offers an unusual variety of topics presented during the fifth annual Oberlin Colloquium in Philosophy. Essays topics include: a dispute of the standard deductivist account of scientific testability; two definitions of “nonsense” that are closely related and correlate to science’s concern with truth and philosophy’s concern with concepts; contesting the causes of voluntary actions purported in Hart and Honore’s Causation and the Law; distinguishing two kinds of metaphysical tasks-taxonomic and evaluative; and discussions of “what a thing is” in terms of its qualities and particulars and the distinction between numerical and conceptual differences, universals and individuation.

Frontiers of Science and Philosophy

Frontiers of Science and Philosophy

Six essays by noted philosophers of science include the following topics: explanation in science and in history; philosophy and the scientific image of man; psychoanalysis and parapsychology; the conceptual basis of the biological sciences; the nature of time; and problems of microphysics.

A Book that Shook the World

A Book that Shook the World

Essays on Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species

Five essays from noted theologians, philosophers and biologists discuss the impact of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on their respective fields.

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