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Special Sciences and the Unity of Science

Author: Juan Manuel Torres.; Shahid Rahman.; John Symons.; Olga Pombo.
Publisher: Springer Netherlands, 2012.
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The book offers a set of contemporary case-studies (from Physics, Computation, Biology, Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, Economics, Human Sciences) in favour of the unity of science. They  Read more...


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Special Sciences and the Unity of Science
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Manuel Torres.; Shahid Rahman.; John Symons.; Olga Pombo.
OCLC Number: 939783024
Notes: Book.
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Contents: 1. Introduction.- 2.Pragmatic continuities in Empirical Science. Some Examples from the History of Astronomy; Maria de la Concepcion Caamano Alegre.- 3. The Principle of Eurhythmy. A Key to the Unity of Physics; J.R. Croca.- 4. Unifying Science through Computation: Reflection on Computability and Physics; Edwin J. Beggs; Jose Felix Costa; John V. Tucker.- 5. Looking at Water through Paradigms; A. Perera; F. Sokolic.- 6. Introducing Universal Symbiogenesis; Nathalie Gontier.- 7. The Symbiotic Phenomenon in the Evolutive Context; Francisco Carrapico.- 8. Plant Neurobiology: Lessons for the Unity of Science; Paco Calvo Garzon.- 9. Computer Science meets Evolutionary Biology: Pure Possible Processes and the Issue of Gradualism; Philippe Huneman.- 10. Evolutionary Phsychology and the Unity of Sciences - Towards an Evolutionary Epistemology; Luis Moniz Pereira.- 11. Unity of Science and Pluralism: Cognitive Neurosciences of Racial Prejudice as a Case Study; Luc Faucher.- 12. Sciences as Open Systems: The Case of Economics; Vitor Neves.- 13. Plurality of Science and Rational Integration of Knowledge; Catherine Laurent.- 14. A Physicalist Reconstruction of a Theory: the Case of the Freudian Theory of Hysteria; Cesar Lorenzano.- 15. The Cultural Sciences and their Basis in Life. On Ernst Cassirer's Theory of the Cultural Sciences; Christian Moeckel.- 16. Appearance on Existence of the Entity Realism `Sense' or Mind; A. Yazdini.- 17. Fiction, Counterfactuals: The Challenge for Logic; Brian Hill.-


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