Change and Progress in Modern Science: Papers related to and arising from the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982

Change and Progress in Modern Science: Papers related to and arising from the Fourth International Conference on History and Philosophy of Science, Blacksburg, Virginia, November 1982

by Joseph C. Pitt (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400965270
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/22/2011
Series: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science , #27
Edition description: 1985
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Reflections on Change.- I. Historical Dimensions.- The Mechanical Philosophy and Its Problems: Mechanical Explanations, Impenetrability, and Perpetual Motion.- Ghosts in the World Machine: A Taxonomy of Leibnizian Forces.- The Notion of Experimental Physics in Early Eighteenth-Century France.- Some Pragmatic Aspects of the Methodology of Johann Heinrich Lambert.- Classical Wage Theory and the Causal Complications of Explaining Distribution.- Genetic Epistemology in the Context of Evolutionary Epistemology.- II. Conceptual Considerations.- Truthlikeness, Realism, and Progressive Theory-Change.- In Praise of Cumulative Progress.- Kuhn’s Critique of Methodology.- Scientific Discovery and Theory-Confirmation.- Meaning, Acceptance, and Dialectics.- Extraterrestrial Science.

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