Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

 Buch
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ISBN-13:
9780199989928
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
15.08.2013
Seiten:
280
Autor:
Adolf Grunbaum
Gewicht:
658 g
Format:
236x155x36 mm
Serie:
01, Collected Works (Oxford)
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ; INTRODUCTION ; PART I: SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY ; 1. IS FALSIFIABILITY THE TOUCHSTONE OF SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY? KARL POPPER VERSUS INDUCTIVISM (1976) ; 2. THE DEGENERATION OF POPPER'S THEORY OF DEMARCATION (1989) ; 3. THE FALSIFIABILITY OF THEORIES: TOTAL OR PARTIAL? A CONTEMPORARY EVALUATION OF THE DUHEM-QUINE THESIS (1962) ; APPENDIX: A LETTER FROM W.V.O. QUINE OF JUNE 1, 1962 ; PART II: DETERMINISM AND THE HUMAN CONDITION ; 4. FREE WILL AND LAWS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR (1972) ; 5. HISTORICAL DETERMINISM, SOCIAL ACTIVISM, AND PREDICTIONS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (1956) ; 6. IN DEFENSE OF SECULAR HUMANISM (1995) ; PART III: PHILOSOPHY OF THE 20TH CENTURY PHYSICAL COSMOLOGIES, AND THE CRITIQUE OF THEIR THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS ; 7. THE POVERTY OF THEISTIC COSMOLOGY (2004) ; 8. THEOLOGICAL MISINTERPRETATIONS OF CURRENT PHYSICAL COSMOLOGY (1998) ; 9. A NEW CRITIQUE OF THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF PHYSICAL COSMOLOGY (2000) ; 10. PSEUDO-CREATION OF THE BIG BANG (1990)
This volume is a collection of Adolf Grünbaum's most discussed essays on Scientific Rationality. It covers the problem of what it takes for a theory to be called scientific and asks whether it is plausible to draw a clear distinction between science and non-science as was famously proposed by Karl Popper.

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