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Pictures, Images, and Conceptual Change : an Analysis of Wilfrid Sellars' Philosophy of Science

Author: Joseph C Pitt
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1981.
Series: Synthese library, 151.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Pitt
ISBN: 9789400984820 9400984820
OCLC Number: 851393702
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages).
Contents: I/Pictures and Teleology --
1. Science, Philosophy, and Change --
2. Images --
3. Pictures and Coherent Images --
4. Truth and Explanation --
5. Explanationism --
II/Rules of Inference, Induction, and Ampliative Frameworks --
1. Ampliative Inference --
2. Sellarsian Rules of Inference --
3. Goodman on Induction and the Scientific Framework --
4. Quine, Induction, and Natural Kinds --
5. Conclusion --
III/Induction and Justification --
1. Introduction --
2. Rules, Theories, and Conceptual Frameworks --
3. Justification, Probability, and Acceptance --
4. The Meaning of 'Probable' --
5. 'Probable' Versus the Ground-Consequence Relation --
6. The Purpose of Probability Arguments --
7. Practical Reasoning --
8. Modes of Probability --
IV/Theories --
1. Introduction --
2. The Sellarsian View of a Theory; an Introduction --
3. Sellars and Nagel on the Formal Structure of Theories --
4. The Observation Framework --
5. Correspondence Rules (C-Rules) --
6. Explanation --
7. Ontological Preliminaries --
8. Explanation and Existence --
9. Explanation and Two Senses of 'About' --
10. Explanation Versus Derivation --
11. The Theoretician's Dilemma and the Levels Theory of Theories --
12. Sellarsian Systematization --
13. Explanation and Existence: The Role of C-Rules --
V/Conceptual Change --
1. Introduction --
2. The Scientific Image: a Reconsideration --
3. Ontological Necessity --
4. Reasonableness and Rationality --
5. Conceptual Change --
6. Rationality Versus Reasonableness --
Notes --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Synthese library, 151.
Responsibility: by Joseph C. Pitt.

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