Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophy and Methodology of Science

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Wenceslao J. González
Netbiblo, 2006 - Science - 274 pages
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Nowadays, philosophy and methodology of science appear as a combination of novelty and continuity. This blend is clear both in the general approaches to science (those thought of as any science) and in the specific perspectives on every science, either formal or empirical. There are new topics for philosophical reflection, such as key issues in philosophy of medicine and central problems raised by neuroscience. Thus, new contents have brought attention to aspects that previously went almost unnoticed. In addition, there are new angles for philosophical study, such as the repercussion of society on scientific activity (in aims, processes, and results). But the background of the main philosophical and methodological trends of the twentieth century is, in many ways, still in place.
 

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Contents

Context
1
METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES
29
Donald Gillies
47
Scientific Testing
65
Prediction as Scientific Test of Economics
83
EPISTEMOLOGICAL ISSUES RELATED
113
Evolutionary Epistemology and the Concept of Life
137
Social Epistemology and the Cognitive Relation ScienceTechnology
149
Cognitive Approach on the Relation ScienceTechnology
165
IN EMPIRICAL AND FORMAL SCIENCES
181
Reflections on Todays Psychology
199
Mathematical Activity and Philosophical Problems
209
Ontological and Epistemoiogical Problems of Mathematics
233
Subject Index
259
Index of Names
267
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