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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jeffrey L Kasser; Teaching Company.
|Notes:||Cataloged from disc labels, containers, and accompanying course guidebooks.
Course no. 4100.
|Performer(s):||Lectures by Jeffrey L. Kasser, Teaching Assistant Professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University.|
|Description:||6 videodiscs (18 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks.|
|Contents:||disc 1. Science and philosophy ; Popper and the problem of demarcation ; Further thoughts on demarcation ; Einstein, measurement, and meanng ; Classical empiricism ; Logical positivism and verifiability --
disc 2. Logical positivism, science, and meaning ;Holism ; Discovery and justification ; Induction as illigitimate ; Some solutions and a new riddle ; Instances and consequences --
disc 3. Kuhn and the challenge of history ; Revolutions and rationality ; Assessment of Kuhn ; For and against method ; Sociology, postmodernism, and science wars ; (How) does science explain? --
disc 4. Putting the cause back in "because" ; Probability, pragmatics, and unification ; Laws and regularities ; Laws and necessity ; Reduction and progress ; Reduction and physicalism --
disc 5. New views of meaning and reference ; Scientific realism ; Success, experience, and explanation ; Realism and naturalism ; Values and objectivity ; Probability --
disc 6. Bayesianism ; Problems with Bayesianism ; Entropy and explanation ; Species and reality ; The elimination of persons? ; Philosophy and science.
|Series Title:||Great courses., Philosophy & intellectual history.|
|Responsibility:||[taught by] Jeffrey L. Kasser.|