Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science: An account of recent works

Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science: An account of recent works


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This volume, The Brazilian Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, is the first attempt to present to a general audience, works from Brazil on this subject. The included papers are original, covering a remarkable number of relevant topics of philosophy of science, logic and on the history of science. The Brazilian community has increased in the last years in quantity and in quality of the works, most of them being published in respectable international journals on the subject. The chapters of this volume are forwarded by a general introduction, which aims to sketch not only the contents of the chapters, but it is conceived as a historical and conceptual guide to the development of the field in Brazil. The introduction intends to be useful to the reader, and not only to the specialist, helping them to evaluate the increase in production of this country within the international context.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400735170
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #290
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface – D. Krause & A. A. P. Videira –

Introduction by Michel Paty
Newton and Inverse Problems – André K. T. Assis
The metaphysics of non individuality – Décio Krause
Einstein, Gödel, and the mathematics of time – Francisco A. Dória & Manuel Dória
A contemporary view of population genetics in evolution, João Carlos M. Magalhães & Cedric Gondro
On the Nature of Mathematical Knowledge, Jairo José da Silva
The etiological approach to the concept of biological function, Karla Chediak
Echoes from the past: the persisting shadow of classical determinism in contemporary health sciences, Kenneth Rochel de Camargo, Jr.
Natural Kinds as Scientific Models, Luiz Henrique Dutra
Regeneration as a Difficulty for the Theory of Natural Selection: Morgan’s Changing Attitudes, 1897-1932, Lilian Al-Chueyr Pereira Martins
Sciences in Brazil: an overview from 1870 – 1920, Dantes, Maria Amélia, Figueirôa, Silvia & Lopes, Maria Margaret
Functional explanations in biology, ecology, and Earth system science: Contributions from philosophy of biology, Nei Freitas Nunes-Neto and Charbel Niño El-Hani
Continuity and change: charting David Bohm’s evolving ideas on quantum mechanics, Olival Freire Junior
The Causal Strength of Scientific Advances, Osvaldo Pessoa Jr.
Galileo and Modern Science, Pablo Rubén Mariconda
Human Evolution: Compatibilist Approaches, Paulo C. Abrantes
Isaac Newton, Robert Hook, and the mistery of orbit, Penha Dias & Teresinha J. Stuchi

Freudian Psychoanalysis as a Model for Overcoming the Duality Between Natrual and Human Sciences, Richard Theisen Simanke
Henri Becquerel and radioactivity: a critical revision, Roberto de Andrade Martins
On Darwin, Knowledge and Mirroring, Renan Springer de Freitas
The qualitative analysis of differential equations and the development of dynamical systems theory, Tatiana Roque
Contextualizing the Contexts od Discovery and Justification: How to do Science Studies in Brazil, Antonio A. P. Videira & André L. de O. Mendonça
Quasi-Truth and Quantum Mechanics, Newton da Costa & Otavio Bueno

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