Essays on Philosophy, the Sciences, and Their History

Essays on Philosophy, the Sciences, and Their History

by Lorenz Kruger
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110180421

ISBN-13: 9783110180428

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: De Gruyter

What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science? How can they be placed in relation to each other? This volume presents a selection of essays by Lorenz Krüger (1932-1994

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What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science? How can they be placed in relation to each other? This volume presents a selection of essays by Lorenz Krüger (1932-1994);in addition toreflections on the fundamental relationship between philosophy, the sciences and their history, it also contains case studies on Locke and Kant, on the dynamics of scientific progress, and on the notion of truth.

Key Features

  • Krüger wasa foundingdirector of the Max-Planck-Institutefor the History of Sciences
  • His biography and research combine physics and philosophy
  • Collection of Krüger's most important publications
  • Includes among others central discussions to the formation of scientific theories

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110180428
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie Series, #66
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Why does history matter to philosophy and the sciences? : editors' introduction1
IThree philosophical classics
1Did Kant aim to prove the completeness of his table of judgments? (1968)21
2Was John Locke an empiricist? (1970)45
3Probability in Leibniz (1981)63
IIScientific theories : their relations and their development
1Intertheoretic relations as a tool for the rational reconstruction of scientific development (1980)79
2Reduction as a problem : some remarks on the history of statistical mechanics from a philosophical point of view (1980)93
3Unity of science and cultural pluralism (1981)119
IIIIndeterminism in explanation and causation
1Are statistical explanations possible? (1976)137
2Causality and freedom (1992)155
IVRealism and its histories
1Matter for us and in itself - what are primary properties? (1989)169
2Does progress in science lead to truth? (1991)187
3Has the correspondence theory of truth been refuted? : from Gottlob Frege to Donald Davidson (1995)201
VPhilosophy, the sciences, and their history
1Does a science need knowledge of its history? (1978)221
2Why do we study the history of philosophy? (1984)231
3How philosophy and science came to differ (1988)255
List of publications by Lorenz Kruger269

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