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Radnitzky, Gerard

Works: 162 works in 562 publications in 7 languages and 5,525 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Gerard Radnitzky
Evolutionary epistemology, rationality, and the sociology of knowledge by Karl R Popper( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary schools of metascience by Gerard Radnitzky( Book )

100 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and rationality in science by Gerard Radnitzky( Book )

19 editions published in 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays has evolved through the co-operative efforts, which began in the fall of 1974, of the participants in a workshop sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The idea of holding one or more small colloquia devoted to the topics of rational choice in science and scientific progress originated in a conversation in the summer of 1973 between one of the editors (GR) and the late Imre Lakatos. Unfortunately Lakatos himself was never able to see this project through, but his thought-provoking methodology of scientific research programmes was ably expounded and defended by his successors. Indeed, this volume continues and deepens the debate inaugurated in Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge (edited by Imre Lakatos and Alan Musgrave), a book which grew out of a conference held in 1965. That debate has continued during the years that have passed since that conference. The group of discussions about the place of rationality in science which have been held between those who emphasize the history of science (with Feyerabend and Kuhn as the most prominent exponents) and the critical rationalists (Popper and his followers), with Imre Lakatos defending a middle ground, these discussions were seen by almost all commentators as the most important event in the philosophy of science in the last decade. This problem area constituted the central theme of our Thyssen workshop. The workshop operated in the following manner
The Structure and development of science by Gerard Radnitzky( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TIus is the second, and fmal, volume to derive from the exciting Kronberg conference of 1975, and to show the intelligent editorial care of Gerard Radnitzky and Gunnar Andersson that was so evident in the first book, Progress and Rationality in Science (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 58). Together they set forth central themes in current history and philosophy of the sciences, and in particular they will be seen as also providing obbligatos: research programs, metaphysical inevitabilities, methodological options, logical constraints, historical conjectures. Boston University Center for the R. S. COHEN Philosophy and History of Science M. W. WARTOFSKY July 1979 T T ABLE OF CONTENTS v EDITORIAL EDITORIAL PREFACE PREFACE ix PREFACE PREFACE INTRODUCTION GUNNAR ANDERSSON / Presuppositions, Problems,Progress 3 PART I: METAPHYSICS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE NICHOLAS RESCHER / Some Issues Regarding the Completeness of Science and the limits of Scientific Knowledge 19 MAX JAMMER / A Consideration of the Philosophical Implications of the New Physics 41 PAUL FEYERABEND / Dialogue on Method 63 PETER HODGSON / Presuppositions and limits of Science 133 PART II: RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE WOLFGANG STEGMULLER / A Combined Approach to the Dynam­ ics of Theories. How to Improve Historical Interpretations of Theory Change by Applying Set Theoretical Structures 151 JOSEPH J. KOCKELMANS / Reflections on Lakatos' Methodology of Scientific Research Programs 187 P A TRICK A
Economic imperialism : the economic approach applied outside the field of economics by Gerard Radnitzky( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Professors World Peace Academy book." Includes bibliographies and index
Handlexikon zur Wissenschaftstheorie( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libertarians and liberalism : essays in honour of Gerard Radnitzky by Hardy Bouillon( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal economics : assessing the achievements of the economic approach by International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 50s economics had begun its "imperialist" phase, spreading the economists' theory of behavior to the entire domain of the social sciences (see, e.g., the predecessor to this volume: Radnitzky, G. and Bernholz, P. (eds.). Economic Imperialism. Paragon House 1987, which presents samples). Political economy, the new institutional economics and constitutional economics broadened attention to an open-ended array of social and political problems. The Economic Approach offers a coherent analytic framework to express the unity underlying the structure of problems appearing over the whole of man's experience and, hence, it opens an opportunity for a unified approach. With respect to the human realm it is, in Dr. Radnitzky's view, "Basically an invitation to straight thinking." What gives economics this "imperialist" power is the fact that its key concepts such as scarcity, competition, opportunities, costs, are applicable to all human phenomena and in fact to all of life. In this sense we may speak of "Universal Economics". The contributions to the volume examine what has so far been achieved by applying the Economic Approach outside the traditional field of economics. Some of these include applying it in the life sciences (Michael T. Ghiselin), in the social sciences (James S. Coleman), in the analysis of politics (Peter C. Ordeshook and Vincent Ostrom), by applying it to law (Alan Schwartz), to history (Roger Meiners and Stanley L. Engerman), in the analysis of conflict (Gordon Tullock, Jack Hirshleifer and Anthony de Jasay) and to international relations (Peter Bernholz). Each of the major papers is followed by a commentary from one or two renowned scientists and scholars
Values and the social order( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centripetal forces in the sciences( Book )

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government : servant or master?( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaften : Festschrift für Gerard Radnitzky aus Anlass seines 70. Geburtstages( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selbstgefährdung der offenen Gesellschaft( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ungewisse Zukunft der Universität : Folgen und Auswege aus der Bildungskatastrophe( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre Wittgenstein et Popper : détours vers la découverte, le vrai, le faux, l'hypothèse by Gerard Radnitzky( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortschritt und Rationalität der Wissenschaft( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in German and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordnungspolitik by Gerard Radnitzky( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der GroBteil des Bandes verdankt seine Entstehung einem kleinen internationalen Kolloquium, das im Herbst 1988 in Wien im Hotel Ambassador stattfand. Nach dem Kolloquium wurden die Beitrage von den Autoren nochmals im Lichte der Diskussion tiberarbeitet. Nicht alle Teilnehmer haben Beitrage geliefert - so ha ben zwei Wirtschaftswissenschaftler aus Peking ihre Beitrage im Entwurfsstadium belassen und nicht verOffentlicht, und auch ein paar neue Beitrage sind hinzuge kommen. Die einzelnen Essays gliedern sich je nach ihrem Schwerpunkt natiirlich in theoretische Arbeiten und in Fallstudien. Es ist keine Dbertreibung zu behaupten, daB ordnungspolitisches Handeln in Europa niemals so dringend erforderlich war wie nach den dramatischen Ereignis sen von 1989. Was Deutschland betrifft, so besteht (pessimisten wtirden sagen 'bestand' - und meinen, sie sei bereits vertan) die einmalige Chance, die Wirt schaftsverfassung des Wettbewerbs in den neuen Bundeslandern weit tiber dieje nigen Standards hinaus aktionsfahig zu machen, die zur Zeit in den alten Bundes landern gelten. Die ordnungspolitische Realitat in der Bundesrepublik ist heute von Ludwig Erhard weit entfernt; die Bundesrepublik treibt in die korporativisti sche Richtung (Giersch 1988). Wenn es gelange, Bereiche, die in der BRD offent lich-rechtlich organisiert sind, in der ehemaligen DDR privatwirtschaftlich zu or ganisieren, wettbewerbliche Bedingungen dort zu schaffen, wo dies in der BRD entweder nicht gelungen ist oder durch eine Zunahme an Staatsinterventionismus, Protektionismus usf. nicht mehr der Fall ist, wtirde das auf die alten Bundeslander zurtickwirken und dort eine Liberalisierungswelle auslOsen
Universities in the service of truth and utility by Professors World Peace Academy in Europe( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values and the social order( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on big science by Alvin Martin Weinberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Evolutionary epistemology, rationality, and the sociology of knowledge
The Structure and development of scienceLibertarians and liberalism : essays in honour of Gerard RadnitzkyUniversal economics : assessing the achievements of the economic approachCentripetal forces in the sciencesValues and the social order
Alternative Names
Gerard Radnitzky deutscher Wissenschaftstheoretiker und Hochschullehrer

Gerard Radnitzky Duits filosoof (1921-2006)

Gerard Radnitzky filósofo alemán

Gerard Radnitzky filosofo e teorico tedesco

Gerard Radnitzky filosofo tedesco

Gerard Radnitzky German philosopher

Gerard Radnitzky tysk professor

Radnitzky, Gerard, 1921-

Radnitzky, Gerard Alfred Karl Norbert 1921-2006

Radnitzky, Gerard Alfred Karl Norbert Maria Hans 1921-2006

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