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Science, action, and reality

Author: Raimo Tuomela
Publisher: Dordrecht : D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1985.
Series: Episteme, v. 12
Edition/Format:   Print book   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats

Were one to characterize the aims of this book ambitiously, it could be said to sketch the philosophical foundations or underpinnings of the scientific world view or, better, of the scientific  Read more...


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Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Raimo Tuomela
ISBN: 9027720983 9789027720986
OCLC Number: 433335857
Description: VII, 274 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1: Philosophy and Transcendental Thinking.- 2: The Manifest Image and the Scientific Image.- I Conceptualizing the World.- II The Stereoscopic View of the World.- 3: The Myth of the Given World, Knowledge, and Language.- I The Myth and its Constituents.- II What is Wrong with the Myth?.- 4: Scientific Realism - Science's Own Philosophy.- I Kant and Scientific Realism.- II General Arguments for Scientific Realism.- Appendix on Quantum Mechanics, Bell's Inequalities, and Scientific Realism.- 5: Methodological Arguments for Scientific Realism.- I The Theoretician's Dilemma and Scientific Realism.- II Theoretical Concepts within Inductive Systematization.- III Quantificational Depth and the Methodological Usefulness of Theoretical Concepts.- IV A Scientific Realist's View of the Role of Theoretical Concepts.- 6: Internal Realism.- I Metaphysical and Internal Realism.- II Causal Internal Realism.- III Picturing.- 7: Science as the Measure of What There is.- I On the Various Kinds of Scientific Realism.- II Ontology and the Scope of the scientia mensura-thesis.- 8: Social Action and Systems Theory.- I The Conceptual Nature of Social Action.- II We-intentions and Social Action.- III Joint Action and Systems Theory.- 9: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge.- I Truth and Explanation in the Context of Scientific Growth.- II A Pragmatic Account of Scientific Explanation.- III What is Best Explanation?.- IV Inductive Logic, Epistemic Truth, and Best Explanation.- V Scientific Realism and the Growth of Science.- 10: Science, Prescience, and Pseudoscience.- I The Method of Science.- II Science and Prescience.- III Magic and Religion.- IV Pseudoscience.- Notes.- Name Index.
Series Title: Episteme, v. 12
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