Logical Empiricism and the Special Sciences: Reichenbach, Feigl, and Nagel

Logical Empiricism and the Special Sciences: Reichenbach, Feigl, and Nagel

by Sahotra Sarkar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815322658

ISBN-13: 9780815322658

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815322658
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Science and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: Basic Works of Logical Empiricism Series, #4
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
Geometry and Empirical Science1
The Philosophical Significance of the Theory of Relativity13
Introduction to the Philosophy of Physical Science, on the Basis of Logical Empiricism36
The Logical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics55
Logical and Philosophical Foundations of the Special Theory of Relativity98
Psychology in Physical Language113
The Logical Analysis of Psychology148
On the Relation between Psychological and Physical Concepts158
The Mind-Body Problem in the Development of Logical Empiricism176
Functionalism, Psychological Theory, and the Uniting Sciences: Some Discussion Remarks196
Sociology and Physicalism200
The Function of General Laws in History237
Historical Determinism, Social Activism, and Predictions in the Social Sciences252
Historical Explanation in the Social Sciences258
The Logic of Functional Analysis273
Mechanistic Explanation and Organismic Biology307
Studies in the Foundations of Genetics320
Biology and Physics341
Acknowledgments353

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