Methodology, Metaphysics and the History of Science: In Memory of Benjamin Nelson / Edition 1

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Scientific Realism and Incommensurability: Some Criticisms of Kuhn and Feyerabend.- How To Be a Good Philosopher of Science: A Plea for Empiricism in Matters Methodological [Commentary on Burian].- Feedback, Selection, and Function: A Reductionistic Account of Goal-Orientation.- Philosophy of Science 2001.- The Dethroning of the Philosophy of Science: Ideological and Technical Functions of the Metasciences.- Comments on Jost Halfmann’s ‘Dethroning of the Philosophy of Science: Ideological and Technical Functions of the Metasciences’.- Philosophy of Science and the Origin of Life.- Sociobiology, Anti-Sociobiology, Epistemology, and Human Nature.- Substance and Its Logical Significance.- Tracking Down the Misplaced Concreton in the Neurosciences.- Does Popper’s Conventionalism Contradict his Critical Rationalism? Objections against Popper in German Philosophy and Some Metacritical Remarks.- How to Explore the History of Ancient Mathematics?.- Nature on Trial: The Case of the Rooster that Laid an Egg.- Reflections on ‘Nature on Trial’.- Toward the Vindication of Friedrich Engels.- Bibliography of the Writings of Benjamin Nelson.- Name Index.

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