Spanish Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Spanish Studies in the Philosophy of Science

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An anthology of contemporary philosophy of science in Spain. Essays on 19th Century physics, the new cosmology, philosophy of biology, scientific rationality, philosophy of mathematics, phenomenology's account of scientific progress, science and ethics, philosophy of economics, methodology, and the philosophy of technology.
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  • Hardback | 363 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 25.4mm | 813g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • XVIII, 363 p.
  • 0792341473
  • 9780792341475

Table of contents

Introduction; G. Munevar. The Story of a Non- Discovery: Helmholtz and the Conservation of Energy; J. Ordonez. Empirical Methods in Mathematics. A Case Study: Goldbach's Conjecture; J. Echeverria. Philosophy and Cosmology; J. Mosterin. The Incompleteness of Technics; M.A. Quintanilla. Bayesian Induction and Statistical Inference; A. Rivadulla. The Nature of Science and the Problem of Demarcation; F. Ayala. Biological and Moral Altruism; C.J. Cela Conde. The Ultimate Epistemological Consequences of the Darwinian Conception; C. Castrodeza. The Present Concept of the Gene; A. Fontdevila. The Philosophy of Technology Assessment; M. Medina. The Biologization of Our Culture: The Challenge of New Technologies; N. Ursua. Four Instrumental Proposals; J.C. Garcia-Bermejo Ochoa. Prototype-Based Judgments and Skepticism about Rationality in Naturalized Epistemology; F. Broncano. The Role of Methodology in Models of Scientific Change; A. Estany. Prediction and Mathematics: The Wittgensteinian Approach; W.J. Gonzalez. Scientific Progress from the Point of View of Phenomenological Intentionality; J. Vazquez. Index.
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