Modeling of Nature: The Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis / Edition 1

Modeling of Nature: The Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis / Edition 1

by William A. Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813208602

ISBN-13: 9780813208602

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Catholic Univ.of America Press

Through an ingenious use of iconic and epistemic models, Wallace guides the reader through the fundamentals of natural philosophy. He then makes judicious use of cognitive science to provide a model of the human mind that illuminates not only the philosophy of nature but also the logic, psychology, and epistemology that are prerequisite to it.  See more details below

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Through an ingenious use of iconic and epistemic models, Wallace guides the reader through the fundamentals of natural philosophy. He then makes judicious use of cognitive science to provide a model of the human mind that illuminates not only the philosophy of nature but also the logic, psychology, and epistemology that are prerequisite to it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813208602
Publisher:
Catholic Univ.of America Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
1,091,382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Illustration Credits
Pt. IPhilosophy of Nature1
1Nature: The Inner Dimension3
2Modeling the Inorganic35
3Plant and Animal Natures76
4The Modeling of Mind114
5Human Nature157
Pt. IIPhilosophy of Science195
6Defining the Philosophy of Science197
7Science as Probable Reasoning238
8The Epistemic Dimension of Science280
9Conceptual Studies of Scientific Growth323
10Controversy and Resolution377
Bibliography427
Index437

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