skip to content
Constructive empiricism : epistemology and the philosophy of science Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Constructive empiricism : epistemology and the philosophy of science

Author: Paul Dicken
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

Constructive empiricism is not just a view regarding the aim of science; it is also a view regarding the epistemological framework in which one should debate the aim of science. This is the focus of  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dicken
ISBN: 9780230247536 0230247539
OCLC Number: 567165968
Description: x, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Arguments Concerining Constructive Empiricism --
1.1. aim of Science --
1.2. constructive empiricist and his critics --
1.2.1. taxonomy of objections --
1.2.2. Observation and detection --
1.2.3. Extra terrestrials and extra-terrestrials --
1.3. new epistemology --
1.3.1. English and Prussian models of rationality --
1.3.2. Relativisim, scepticism and voluntarism --
1.4. Summary --
2. Epistemic Voluntarism: Rationality, Inference and Empiricism --
2.1. Motivating voluntarism --
2.2. Diachronic coherence and the principle of reflection --
2.2.1. diachronic Dutch-book --
2.2.2. From Dutch-books to cognitive calibration --
2.2.3. Greek sailors, drunk drivers and other epistemic villains --
2.2.4. Judgements about commitments --
2.3. Traditional epistemology: False hopes and bad lots --
2.3.1. justification of induction --
2.3.2. Reliabilism and scepticism --
2.3.3. `best of a bad lot' --
2.3.4. Background theories and the ranking of hypotheses --
2.3.5. Probabilistic and non-probabilistic inferences --
2.4. Taking a stance --
2.4.1. empiricist dilemma --
2.4.2. Rationality and relativism --
2.5. Summary --
3. Against Epistemic Voluntarism: Musgrave, Modality and Mathematics --
3.1. problem(s) of internal coherence --
3.2. Musgrave's objection revisited --
3.2.1. unobservability of unobservables --
3.2.2. On the syntax and semantics of observability --
3.2.3. question of scope --
3.3. Ladyman's dilemma: Counterfactuals, contexts and conventions --
3.3.1. problem of modality --
3.3.2. From modal realism to structural realism --
3.3.3. Deflationism and voluntarism about modality --
3.4. Constructive empiricism and mathematical nominalism --
3.4.1. Abstract mathematical objects --
3.4.2. Constructive empiricism and mathematical fictionalism --
3.4.3. Primitive consistency and expressive completensess --
3.4.4. vices of voluntarism --
3.5. Summary --
3.6. Appendix --
An expanded modal language --
4. On the Nature and Norms of Acceptance and Belief --
4.1. Another perspective on scientific attitudes --
4.2. Deciding to accept, deciding to believe --
4.2.1. lot of fuss about functionalism --
4.2.2. individuation of intentional states --
4.2.3. Contradiction and science --
4.3. Empiricism and agnosticism --
4.3.1. acceptance solution --
4.3.2. Committed modal agnosticism --
4.3.3. Acceptance and anti-realism in the philosophy of modality --
4.3.4. short note on mathematical nominalism --
4.4. Summary.
Responsibility: Paul Dicken.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/567165968> # Constructive empiricism : epistemology and the philosophy of science
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "567165968" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Place/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire> ; # Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/konstruktiver_realismus> ; # Konstruktiver Realismus
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/wahrheit_wissenschaft> ; # Wahrheit--Wissenschaft
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85118582> ; # Science--Philosophy
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/146.44/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/empirism> ; # Empirism
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108336> ; # Science--Philosophy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/kunskapsteori> ; # Kunskapsteori
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/wissenschaftstheorie> ; # Wissenschaftstheorie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/908950> ; # Empiricism
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/988194> ; # Knowledge, Theory of
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/voluntarismus> ; # Voluntarismus
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/wissenschaft_wahrheit> ; # Wissenschaft--Wahrheit
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/B816> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/empirismus> ; # Empirismus
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/erkenntnistheorie> ; # Erkenntnistheorie
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/120496852> ; # Paul Dicken
   schema:datePublished "2010" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796539457> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Constructive empiricism : epistemology and the philosophy of science"@en ;
   schema:productID "567165968" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/567165968#PublicationEvent/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire_new_york_palgrave_macmillan_2010> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Agent/palgrave_macmillan> ; # Palgrave Macmillan
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780230247536> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB049321> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/567165968> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Agent/palgrave_macmillan> # Palgrave Macmillan
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Palgrave Macmillan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Place/houndmills_basingstoke_hampshire> # Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/konstruktiver_realismus> # Konstruktiver Realismus
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Konstruktiver Realismus"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/wahrheit_wissenschaft> # Wahrheit--Wissenschaft
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wahrheit--Wissenschaft"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/wissenschaft_wahrheit> # Wissenschaft--Wahrheit
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wissenschaft--Wahrheit"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796539457#Topic/wissenschaftstheorie> # Wissenschaftstheorie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wissenschaftstheorie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85118582> # Science--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Science--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108336> # Science--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Science--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/908950> # Empiricism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Empiricism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/988194> # Knowledge, Theory of
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Knowledge, Theory of"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/120496852> # Paul Dicken
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Dicken" ;
   schema:givenName "Paul" ;
   schema:name "Paul Dicken" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780230247536>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0230247539" ;
   schema:isbn "9780230247536" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.