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Wartofsky, Marx W.

Overview
Works: 228 works in 686 publications in 5 languages and 10,007 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q174, 501
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marx W Wartofsky
Women and philosophy : toward a theory of liberation by Carol C Gould( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptual foundation of scientific thought; an introduction to the philosophy of science by Marx W Wartofsky( Book )

56 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducc. a la fil. de la ciencia/M.W.Wartofsky.-v.2
Feuerbach by Marx W Wartofsky( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodological and historical essays in the natural and social sciences by R. S Cohen( Book )

20 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modem philosophy of science has turned out to be a Pandora's box. Once opened, the puzzling monsters appeared: not only was the neat structure of classical physics radically changed, but a variety of broader questions were let loose, bearing on the nature of scientific inquiry and of human knowledge in general. Philosophy of science could not help becoming epistemological and historical, and could no longer avoid metaphysical questions, even when these were posed in disguise. Once the identification of scientific methodology with that of physics had been queried, not only did biology and psychology come under scrutiny as major modes of scientific inquiry, but so too did history and the social sciences - particularly economics, sociology and anthropology. And now, new 'monsters' are emerging - for example, medicine and political science as disciplined inquiries. This raises anew a much older question, namely whether the conception of science is to be distinguished from a wider conception of learning and inquiry? Or is science to be more deeply understood as the most adequate form of learning and inquiry, whose methods reach every domain of rational thought? Is modern science matured reason, or is it simply one historically adapted and limited species of western reason? In our colloquia at Boston University, over the past fourteen years, we have been probing and testing the scope of philosophy of science
Essays in memory of Imre Lakatos by R. S Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models : representation and the scientific understanding by Marx W Wartofsky( Book )

16 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logical and epistemological studies in contemporary physics by R. S Cohen( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel and the sciences( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Dutch and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical sciences and history of physics by R. S Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays on the conceptual understanding of modern physics strike directly at some of the principal difficulties faced by contemporary philos ophers of physical science. Moreover, they reverberate to earlier and classical struggles with those difficulties. Each of these essays may be seen as both a commentary on our predecessors and an original analytic interpretation. They come from work of the past decade, most from meetings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, and they demonstrate again how problematic the fundamentals of our understanding of nature still are. The themes will seem to be familiar but the variations are not only ingenious but also stimulating, in some ways counterpoint. And so once again we are confronted with issues of space and time, irreversibility and measurement, matter and process, hypothetical reality and verifiability, explanation and reduction, phenomenal base and sophisticated theory, unified science and the unity of nature, and the limits of conventionalism. We are grateful for the cooperation of our contributors, and in particular for the agreement of George Ellis and C. F. von Weizsiicker to allow us to use previously published papers
For Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. Struik by R. S Cohen( Book )

15 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat: Annie Romein-Verschoor : Wat is burgerlijk? Analysis of a dutch concept
Language, logic, and method by R. S Cohen( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental problems of the uses of formal techniques and of natural and instrumental practices have been raised again and again these past two decades, in many quarters and from varying viewpoints. We have brought a number of quite basic studies of these issues together in this volume, not linked con ceptually nor by any rigorously defined problematic, but rather simply some of the most interesting and even provocative of recent research accomplish ments. Most of these papers are derived from the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science during 1973-80, the two exceptions being those of Karel Berka (on scales of measurement) and A. A. Zinov'ev (on a non-tradi tional theory of quantifiers). Just how intriguing these results (or conjectures?) seem to us may be seen from some brief quotations: (1) Judson Webb: " . . . . the abstract machine concept has many of the appropriate kinds of properties for modelling living, reproducing, rule following, self-reflecting, accident-prone, and lucky creatures . . . the a priori logical results relevant to the abstract machine concept, above all Godel's, could not conceivably have turned out any better for the mechanist. " (2) M. L. Dalla Chiara: " . . . modal interpretation (of quantum logic) shows clearly that it possesses a logical meaning which is quite independent of quantum mechanics. " (3) Isaac Levi: (as against Peirce and Popper) " . . . infallibilism is con sistent with corrigibilism, and a view which respects avoidance of error is an important desideratum for science
Epistemology, methodology, and the social sciences by R. S Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last decades have seen major reformations in the philosophy and history of science. What has been called 'post-positivist' philosophy of science has introduced radically new concerns with historical, social, and valuative components of scientific thought in the natural sciences, and has raised up the demons of relativism, subjectivism and sociologism to haunt the once calm precincts of objectivity and realism. Though these disturbances intruded upon what had seemed to be the logically well-ordered domain of the philoso phy of the natural sciences, they were no news to the social sciences. There, the messy business of human action, volition, decision, the considerations of practical purposes and social values, the role of ideology and the problem of rationality, had long conspired to defeat logical-reconstructionist programs. The attempt to tarne the social sciences to the harness of a strict hypothetico deductive model of explanation failed. Within the social sciences, phenome nological, Marxist, hermeneuticist, action-theoretical approaches vied in attempting to capture the distinctiveness of human phenomena. In fact, the philosophy of the natural sciences, even in its 'hard' forms, has itself become infected with the increasing reflection upon the role of such social-scientific categories, in the attempt to understand the nature of the scientific enterprise
Methodology, metaphysics, and the history of science : in memory of Benjamin Nelson by R. S Cohen( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and Dutch and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of papers that were presented (or nearly so!) to the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science during the seventies fairly re presents some of the most disturbing issues of scientific knowledge in these years. To the distant observer, it may seem that the defense of rational standards, objective reference, methodical self-correction, even the distin guishing of the foolish from the sensible and the truth-seeking from the ideological, has nearly collapsed. In fact, the defense may be seen to have shifted; the knowledge business came under scrutiny decades ago and, indeed, from the time of Francis Bacon and even far earlier, the practicality of the discovery of knowledge was either hailed or lamented. So the defense may be founded on the premise that science may yet be liberating. In that case, the analysis of philosophical issues expands to embrace issues of social interest and social function, of instrumentality and arbitrary perspective, of biological constraints (upon knowledge as well as upon the species-wide behavior of human beings in other relationships too), of distortions due to explanatory metaphors and imposed categories, and of radical comparisons among the perspectives of different civilizations. Some of our contributors are frankly programmatic, showing how problems must be formulated afresh, how evasions must be identified and omissions rectified, but they do not reach their own completion
Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community : essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. Cohen by Kōstas Gavroglou( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three volumes, a distinguished group of scholars from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts contribute essays in honor of Robert S. Cohen, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The range of the essays, as well as their originality, and their critical and historical depth, pay tribute to the extraordinary scope of Professor Cohen's intellectual interests, as a scientist-philosopher and a humanist, and also to his engagement in the world of social and political practice. The essays presented in Physics, Philosophy, and the Scientific Community (Volume I of Essays in Honor of Robert S. Cohen) focus on philosophical and historical issues in contemporary physics: on the origins and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, on the reception and understanding of Bohr's and Einstein's work, on the emergence of quantum electrodynamics, and on some of the sharp philosophical and scientific issues that arise in current scientific practice (e.g. in superconductivity research). In addition, several essays deal with critical issues within the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary: e.g. with Cartesian notions of mechanism in the philosophy of biology; with the language and logic of science - e.g. with new insights concerning the issue of a `physicalistic' language in the arguments of Neurath, Carnap and Wittgenstein; with the notion of `elementary logic'; and with rational and non-rational elements in the history of science. Two original contributions to the history of mathematics and some studies in the comparative sociology of science round off this outstanding collection
Science, politics, and social practice : essays on Marxism and science, philosophy of culture and the social sciences : in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, mind, and art : essays on science and the humanistic understanding in art, epistemology, religion, and ethics in honor of Robert S. Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of twenty-five years : Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1960-1985( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Boston colloquium for the philosophy of science, 1962-1964 by Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science (1962 - 1964)( Book )

19 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Essays in memory of Imre Lakatos
Alternative Names
Marx W. Wartofsky Philosopher

Vartofskij, M.

Vartofskij, Marks.

Wartofsky, M. W.

Wartofsky, M. W. (Marx W.)

Wartofsky, Marx 1928-

Вартофский, М.

Маркс Вартофский

马克斯·瓦托夫斯基 Philosopher

Languages
English (249)

Spanish (38)

Dutch (9)

German (2)

Italian (1)

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Essays in memory of Imre LakatosModels : representation and the scientific understandingLogical and epistemological studies in contemporary physicsHegel and the sciencesPhysical sciences and history of physicsFor Dirk Struik : scientific, historical, and political essays in honor of Dirk J. StruikLanguage, logic, and methodEpistemology, methodology, and the social sciences