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Polish Essays in the Philosophy of the Natural Sciences

Author: Władysław Krajewski
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1982.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 68.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Władysław Krajewski
ISBN: 9789027712875 9027712875 9789400977051 9400977050
OCLC Number: 851363771
Description: 1 online resource (volumes).
Contents: I. General Methodological Problems --
Reflections on Science and Rationality --
The Epistemological and Methodological Sense of the Concept of Rationality --
On Two Kinds of Conventionalism with Respect to Empirical Sciences --
Realism and Instrumentalism: On A Priori Conditions of Science --
Once More about Empirical Support --
The Context of Discovery and the Context of Justification: A Reappraisal --
Continuity and Anticumulative Changes in the Growth of Science --
Some Remarks in Defense of the Incommensurability Thesis --
Marxism and the Controversy over the Development of Science --
Are there Definitively Falsifying Procedures in Science? --
The Pluralistic Approach to Empirical Testing and the Special Forms of Experiment --
Dialectical Correspondence and Essential Truth --
Testing Idealizational Laws --
Practical Idealization --
II. Formal Analysis --
An Interpretation of a Concept in Science by a Set of Operational Procedures --
A Formal Definition of the Concept of Simplicity --
Characteristics of Additive Quantities --
III. Ontological Problems --
On the Concept of Matter --
Time Separation --
Four Conceptions of Causation --
IV. Philosophy of Mathematics and Information Theory --
On the Philosophy of Mathematics --
Information, Regulation, Negentropy --
Information and Signal --
V. Philosophy of Physics --
Principles of Physics as Meta-laws --
Structural Laws in Physics --
Controversial Problems of the Probabilistic Interpretation of Quantum Phenomena --
Quantum Mechanics and the Structure of Physical Theories --
Difficulties with the Reduction of Classical to Relativistic Mechanics --
VI. Philosophy of Biology and Linguistics --
Genetic and Historical Explanation in Biology --
The Idealizational Status of Theoretical Biology --
Chomsky's Inconsistencies in his Critique of Evolutionary Conceptions of Language --
VII. Other Papers --
The Problem of the Chemical Organization of Matter in the Light of a Closed Development Model --
An Outline of a Simulation Model of Science as a Part of the Model of Action --
The Notion of Technological Research and its Place among other Informational Activities --
Difficulties with Absolutism: The Case of Von Weizsäcker's Philosophy --
Bibliographies --
Abbreviations used in the Bibliographies --
Bibliography of Polish Philosophy of Natural Science --
Bibliography of Non-Polish Authors Cited --
List of Contributors --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 68.
Responsibility: edited by Władysław Krajewski.

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