The Courage of Doing Philosophy: Essays Presented to Leszek Nowak
Jerzy Brzezinski, Theo A. F. Kuipers
Rodopi, 2007 - Philosophy - 471 pages
"In recent years, the problem of idealization has been one of the central issues discussed in philosophy of science. This volume gathers original essays written by well-known philosophers. The papers address the method of idealization and its applications in science as well as ontological and epistemological problems that have arisen. Among the questions addressed are: What is the logeal form of idealizational statements and how should they be interpreted? Is the possible worlds semantics useful in understanding idealization? What is the relation between idealization and truth? The volume is a celebration of Leszek Nowak's sixtieth birthday."--BOOK JACKET.
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ŕastowski abstract actual world Amsterdam Amsterdam/Atlanta approach attributes basic belief BrzeziĔski claim combinatorial concept consider construction Correspondence Principle counterfactual counterfactual conditional deformation domain economic empirical progress entities epistemological equations example explication fact formal Gärdenfors genetic drift Historical Materialism Humanities idea ideal worlds idealizational law idealizing assumptions interpretation intuition Klawiter Kmita Kraków language Law of Value Leszek Nowak linguistic logical Marx’s Marxian mathematical maximization means method of idealization methodology modal realism models nauki negative negativist Niiniluoto nomic non-Marxian historical materialism notion Nowakowa objects ontological Paprzycka Philosophy of Science physical systems pk(x Polish political possible worlds PoznaĔ Studies PoznaĔskie predicates problem properties Przybysz eds realism relations representation Rodopi role scientific laws scientific theories scientists semantic sense social society statement structure surplus value T.A.F. Kuipers theoretical thesis true truth approximation truthlikeness unitarian metaphysics University van Fraassen violence Warszawa