Proper Ambition Of Science

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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British and Irish philosophy scholars explore how thinkers have approached the problem of the proper relationship between the scientific world view and other aspects of human knowledge and experience from the ancient world to the present. The 11 papers, most from a 1996-97 seminar series at the University of London, pay most attention to modern and contemporary accounts, and even then do not discuss the work of Hume or Kant because of space limitations. Their topics include Albert the Great in the 13th century, physics and metaphysics in the scientific revolution, and Husserl and the crisis of the European sciences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Science, philosophy and human life in the Ancient World 7
3 Theology, philosophy and 'science' in the thirteenth century: the case of Albert the Great 28
4 The seventeenth century and the reconstruction of knowledge 56
5 The end of hierarchy: physics and metaphysics in the scientific revolution 76
6 Science in the service of life: Nietzsche's objectivism 91
7 Pragmatism: commonsense and the limits of science 103
8 Husserl and the crisis of the European sciences 122
9 Some scientism, some historicism, some critics: Hayek's and Popper's critiques revisited 151
10 The rise of physicalism 174
11 Against the completability of science 209
Index 223
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