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Québec Studies in the Philosophy of Science : Part II: Biology, Psychology, Cognitive Science and Economics Essays in Honor of Hugues Leblanc

Author: Mathieu Marion; Robert S Cohen
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1996.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 178.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This, the second of two volumes of essays written by scholars from Québec, is dedicated to the eminent and pioneering logician, Hugues Leblanc. Together, the volumes comprise the first full-scale, English-language collection of studies in the philosophy and history of science from the French and English culture of Québec. They will be appreciated as a major contribution to North-American philosophy of science.  Read more...
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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: Mathieu Marion; Robert S Cohen
ISBN: 9789400901131 9400901135
OCLC Number: 851392522
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 308 pages).
Contents: Philosophy of Biology --
Teleological Arguments from a Methodological Viewpoint --
Natural Selection and Selection Type Theories --
Function, Normality and Temporality --
Natural Selection and Indexical Representation --
Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science --
Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, and the Symbol-Matter Problem --
Making Colored Objects --
Why Marr's Theory of Vision Is Not Anti-Individualist --
'Three Thought Experiments Revisited' --
Davidson on Norms and the Explanation of Behavior --
Decision Theory and Philosophy of Economics --
Economics and Intentionality --
How Could Anyone Be Irrational? --
'If Cows Had Wings, We'd Carry Big Umbrellas.' An Almost Number-Free Note on Newcomb's Problem --
The Belief-Desire Model of Decision Theory Needs a Third Component: Prospective Intentions --
Decision Theory, Individualistic Explanations and Social Darwinism --
Epistemological Studies --
Dispositions to Explain --
Belief-Sentences: Outline of a Nominalistic Approach --
Verifieationism and the Molecular View of Language --
Notes on the Authors --
Name Index.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 178.
Responsibility: edited by Mathieu Marion, Robert S. Cohen.
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This, the second of two volumes of essays written by scholars from Québec, is dedicated to the eminent and pioneering logician, Hugues Leblanc. Together, the volumes comprise the first full-scale, English-language collection of studies in the philosophy and history of science from the French and English culture of Québec. They will be appreciated as a major contribution to North-American philosophy of science. Audience: The second volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars engaged in research in the philosophy of biology, psychology, cognitive science and economics.

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