Philosophy of Science and Occult, 1st Ed.

Philosophy of Science and Occult, 1st Ed.

by Patrick Grim
     
 

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Philosophy of Science and the Occult has two aims: to introduce the philosophy of science through an examination of the occult, and to examine the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in philosophy of science.

Patrick Grim has compiled selections by authors with divergent views on astrology, parapsychology, and UFO’s to emphasize topics

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Overview

Philosophy of Science and the Occult has two aims: to introduce the philosophy of science through an examination of the occult, and to examine the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in philosophy of science.

Patrick Grim has compiled selections by authors with divergent views on astrology, parapsychology, and UFO’s to emphasize topics standard to the philosophy of science. He discusses issues such as confirmation and selection for testing, possibility and a priori probabilities, causality and time, explanation and the nature of scientific laws, the status of theoretical entities, the problem of demarcation, theory and observation, and science and values. A sketch of where these arise in the collection accompanies the table of contents. The context of the occult serves to make the initial introduction of these issues immediately understandable and forcefully compelling.

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A terrific book, at a rock-bottom price, that both introduces the philosophy of science through examination of the occult and examines the occult seriously and rigorously enough to raise central issues in the philosophy of science. This revised edition includes a new section on quantum mechanics and mysticism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873955720
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/01/1983
Series:
SUNY Series in Philosophy
Pages:
336

Meet the Author

Patrick Grim is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Master’s Program in Philosophy at State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has published several articles dealing with philosophical and ethical questions.

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