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Evaluating philosophies

Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, cop. 2012.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy and history of science, 295
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book surveys philosophies that have had a significant positive or negative impact on the search for truth, offering systemism and materialism as research-nurturing doctrines. Covers problems  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Bunge
ISBN: 9400744080 9789400744080
OCLC Number: 829969810
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-200 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Philosophies and phobosophies --
The philosophical matrix of scientific progress --
Systemics and materialism --
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 --
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 and history of science, 295
Responsibility: Mario Bunge.
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