In the Scope of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science: Volume Two of the 11th International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Cracow, August 1999 / Edition 1

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This is the second of two volumes containing papers submitted by the invited speakers to the 11th international Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, held in Cracow in 1999, under the auspices of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. The invited speakers are the leading researchers and accordingly the book presents the current state of the intellectual discourse in the respective fields. The papers delivered at the congress were divided into 17 sections. Thus the structure of the volume corresponds to the very schedule of the congress. Volume two contains the closing lecture by John Maynard Smith and the invited papers in sections of Philosophy of the Biological Sciences, Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Linguistics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Ethics of Science and Technology, History of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Questions Raised by the History and Sociology of Science. It also contains invited papers in two special symposia: A Hundred Years of the Philosophy of Science and Cognitive Science Meets Philosophy of Science, as well as a special lecture delivered by Stanislaw Lem. We hope that the book could be of interest to philosophers, biologists, linguists, cognitive scientists, social scientists, sociologists, as well as historians and philosophers of science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402009303
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Series: Synthese Library Series, #316
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

XI: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences. Biology and the Possible; C. Debru. On Genetic Information and Genetic Coding; P. Godfrey-Smith. XII: Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Architecture-Based Conceptions of Mind; A. Sloman. XIII: Philosophy of Linguistics. Linguistics as a System of Distinct Types of Ontology-cum-methodology; E. Itkonen. XIV: Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Philosophy and the Social Sciences; M. Gilbert. Assessing Game-Theoretic Explanations in the Social Sciences; H. Kincaid. In Defense of Mental Representation; B. von Eckardt. XV: Ethics of Science and Technology. Situated Knowledge and the Interplay of Value Judgments and Evidence in Scientific Inquiry; E. Anderson. The Ways in Which the Sciences Are and Are Not Value Free; H. Lacey. Scientific Controversy and the Public Face of Science; H.E. Longino. XVI: History of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science. Incommensurability and Empirical Comparability: The Case of the Phlogiston Theory; M. Carrier. A Century of Inference: 1837-1936; G. Sundholm. XVII: Philosophical Questions Raised by the History and Sociology of Science. Historical Ontology; I. Hacking. Special Symposium: A Hundred Years of the Philosophy of Science. Carnap and Kuhn: a Belated Encounter; G. Irzik. Philosophy as Science: The Modernist Agenda of Philosophy of Science, 1900-1950; A. Richardson. Philosophy of Science, 1950-2000: The Parting of the Ways; E. McMullin. Special Symposium: Cognitive Science Meets Philosophy of Science. Patterns of Interaction Among Philosophers of Science and Cognitive Scientists; R.N. Giere. Closing Lecture. The Concept of Information in Biology; J. Maynard Smith. Special Lecture. On the Future of Science; S. Lem. Index of Names. Table of contents Volume I.

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