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Science at century's end : philosophical questions on the progress and limits of science

Author: Martin Carrier; Gerald J Massey; Laura Ruetsche
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2000.
Series: Pittsburgh-Konstanz series in the philosophy and history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of 20 essays by prominent philosophers and historians who explore and debate limits of scientific inquiry and their consequences for science in the 21st century. Constraints are addressed that are relevant for the whole of science, and possible limitations of specific branches of science are considered. Subjects discussed include reconciling scientific realism with unending progress, limits to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Science at century's end.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)501176298
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Carrier; Gerald J Massey; Laura Ruetsche
ISBN: 082294121X 9780822941217 0822958201 9780822958208
OCLC Number: 43329025
Notes: "Fourth Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium held in Pittsburgh, October 3-7, 1997"--Preface.
Description: xii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction, Science at the end of the century : prospects and limits of science / Martin Carrier, Gerald J. Massey, and Laura Ruetsche --
Extending ourselves / Paul Humphreys's --
Limits of generative atomism : comments on Paul Humphrey's "extending ourselves" / Peter McLaughlin --
Limits of natural science : Rescher's view / Robert Almeder --
Toward the pale : cosmological Darwinism and The Limits of Science / Laura Ruetsche --
Nicholas Rescher on The Limits of Science / Jürgen Mittelstrass --
Limits of science : replies and comments / Nicholas Rescher --
How to pile up fundamental truths incessantly : on the prospect of reconciling scientific realism with unending progress / Martin Carrier --
Can computers overcome our limitations? / Nicholas Rescher --
Limits to self-observation / Thomas Breuer --
Blinded to history? : science and the constancy of nature / Alfred Nordmann --
On kinds of timelessnes : comments on Nordmann / Richard Raatzsch. Metaphors and theoretical terms : problems in referring to the mental / Hans Julius Schneider --
Unity and the limits of science / Margaret Morrison --
Limits and the future of quantum theory / Gordon N. Fleming --
Limits to biological knowledge / Alex Rosenberg --
Physicist's comment to Rosenberg / Michael Stöltzner --
Limits of experimental method : experimenting on an entangled system : the case of biophysics / Giora Hon --
On some alleged differences between physics and biology / Andreas Hüttemann --
Models of error and the limits of experimental testing / Deborah G. Mayo --
Inductive logic and the growth of methodological knowledge : comment on Mayo / Bernd Buldt --
On modeling and simulations as instruments for the study of complex systems / Manfred Stöckler.
Series Title: Pittsburgh-Konstanz series in the philosophy and history of science.
Responsibility: edited by Martin Carrier, Gerald J. Massey, and Laura Ruetsche.

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