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Otto Neurath and the Unity of Science

Author: John Symons; Olga Pombo; Juan Manuel Torres
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2011.
Series: Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, 18; Logic, epistemology, and the unity of science, 18.
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This book offers a critical reexamination of Otto Neurath's conception of the unity of science. Leading Neurath scholars, along with prominent philosophers of science, discuss the relevance of his  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Otto Neurath
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Symons; Olga Pombo; Juan Manuel Torres
ISBN: 9789400701427 940070142X
OCLC Number: 758762994
Description: 1 v. (VIII, 264 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; John Symons.- Introduction; Olga Pombo and Juan Torres.- Part 1 - Neurath.- Unity of Science and Logical Empiricism; Otto Neurath.- The Neurath-Horkeimer-Controversy Reconsidered. Otto Neurath's Erwiderung to Max Horkeimer's Attack against the Vienna Circle; Karlheinz Barck.- Otto Neurath's Epistemology and Its Paradoxes; Jan Sebestik.- Neurath and the Encyclopaedic Project of the Unity of Science; Olga Pombo.- Principles and Practices of Neurath's Language; Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen.- Conceptions of Reality - Schlick, Carnap, Neurath; Thomas Bonk.- Keeping Track of Neurath's Bill: Abstract Concepts, Stock Models and the Unity of Classical Physics; Sheldon Steed, Gabriele Contessa and Nancy Cartwright.- G. Itelson - A Socratic Philosopher; Gideon Freudenthal and Tatiana Karachentsev.- Part 2 - Unity.- Unity without Myths; Daniel Andler.- Two Unification Strategies: Analysis or Reduction, and Synthesis or Integration; Mario Bunge.- A Comprehensible World; Robert L. Causey.- Unified Science? Does Scientific Progress Necessarily Lead to a Unified Science?; C. Ulises Moulines.- The Achilles' Heel of the Program for the Unity of Science; Juan Manuel Torres.- Scientific Reasonableness and the Pragmatic Approach to the Unity of Science; Andres Rivadulla.- Naturalism and the Unity of Science; Jan Wolenski.- Searching the Unity of Science: From Classical Logic to Abductive Logical Systems; Angel Nepomuceno, Fernando Soler, Atocha Aliseda.- Direct Abduction through Dual Resolution; Fernando Soler, Angel Nepomuceno.- Index.
Series Title: Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, 18; Logic, epistemology, and the unity of science, 18.
Responsibility: John Symons, Olga Pombo, Juan Manuel Torre seditors.


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