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Evaluating philosophies

Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 295.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This text surveys philosophies that have had a significant positive or negative impact on the search for truth, offering systemism and materialism as research-nurturing doctrines. It covers problems under current discussion, and points out neglected topics.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bunge, Mario, 1919-
Evaluating philosophies.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2012
(DLC) 2012941366
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Bunge
ISBN: 9789400744080 9400744080 9400744072 9789400744073
OCLC Number: 799876766
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part 1. How to Nurture or Hinder Research --
Philosophies and Phobosophies --
The Philosophical Matrix of Scientific Progress --
Systemics and Materialism --
Part 2. PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION --
Technoscience? --
Climate and Logic --
Informatics: One or Multiple? --
Wealth and Well-being, Economic Growth and Integral Development --
Can Standard Economic Theory Account for Crises? --
Marxist Philosophy: Promise and Reality --
Rules of Law: Just and Unjust --
Part 3. PHILOSOPHICAL GAPS --
Subjective Probabilities: Admissible in Science? --
Does Inductive Logic Work? --
Bridging Theories to Data --
Matter and Energy: Physical or Metaphysical Concepts? --
Does Quantum Physics Refute Realism, Materialism and Determinism? --
Parallel Universes? Digital Physics? --
Can Functionalist Psychology Explain Anything? --
Knowledge Pyramids or Rosettes? --
Existence: Single or Double? --
Conclusion: Valuation Criterion.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 295.
Responsibility: Mario Bunge.
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