Turkish Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science (Google eBook)

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Gürol Irzik, Güven Güzeldere
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 30, 2006 - Science - 326 pages
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As an academic discipline, the philosophy and history of science in Turkey was marked by two historical events: Hans Reichenbach's immigrating to Turkey and taking a post between 1933 and 1938 at Istanbul University prior to his tenure at UCLA, and Aydin Sayili's establishing a chair in the history of science in 1952 after having become the first student to receive a Ph.D. under George Sarton at Harvard University. Since then, both disciplines have flourished in Turkey. The present book, which contains seventeen newly commissioned articles, aims to give a rich overview of the current state of research by Turkish philosophers and historians of science. Topics covered address issues in methodology, causation, and reduction, and include philosophy of logic and physics, philosophy of psychology and language, and Ottoman science studies. The book also contains an unpublished interview with Maria Reichenbach, Hans Reichenbach's wife, which sheds new light on Reichenbach's academic and personal life in Istanbul and at UCLA.
  

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Contents

Teo Grunberg Demarcation of the Logical Constants and Logical Truth
26
Huseyin Yılmaz General Theory of Relativity and the 5th Test
39
Yalcın Koc c Implications of the Geometry of Quantum Mechanical c Perfect Correlation Functions Concerning Bells Theorem without
59
EPISTEMOLOGICAL
68
Erdinc Sayan Idealizations and Approximations in Science and the c Bayesian Theory of Confirmation 103
113
Samet Bagce A Study on the Heuristic of Saccheris c Euclides
137
Distinction for Philosophy of Science
163
Mind Revisited
177
G Irzik G Guzeldere eds Turkish Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science
231
Berna Kılınc Ottoman Science StudiesA Review
249
of preOttoman and Ottoman Turkey
265
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Guven Guzeldere is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Duke University. He is coeditor (with Ned Block and Owen Flanagan) of "The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical and Scientific Debates" (MIT Press, 1998) and a founding associate editor of "Psyche: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness".

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