Greek Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Greek Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

by P. Nicolacopoulos (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401074032
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/05/2011
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #121
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
Pages: 439
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

I: Science Classical Greece.- 1. The Role of Observation in Plato’s Conception of Astronomy.- 2. The Unity of Scientific Inquiry and Categorial Theory in Aristotle.- 3. Knowledge and Belief in Plato’s Republic.- 4. Some Thoughts on Explanation in Ancient Philosophy.- 5. Alcmeon’s and Hippocrates’s Concept of Aetia.- 6. Experience and Causal Explanation in Medical Empiricism.- 7. Soul as Attunement: An Analogy or a Model?.- 8. The Hypotheses of Mathematics in Plato’s Republic and His Contribution to the Axiomatization of Geometry.- 9. Rediscovering Some Stoic Arguments.- 10. Models of Change: A Common Ground for Ancient Greek Philosophy and Modern Science.- 11. Criteria Concerning the Birth of a New Science: The Case of Greek Astronomy.- II: Science and the Modern Greek Enlightenment.- 12. The Idea of Science in the Modern Greek Enlightenment.- 13. The History of the Theory of Natural Sciences: A Paradigm.- III: Science Studies.- 14. Evolutionary Epistemology on Universals as Innate Classificatory Devices.- 15. The Development of Freudian Theory: The Role of the ‘Centre’ and the ‘Excentric’ in Theory Production and Diffusion.- 16. Law and Economics: Methodological Problems in Their Interdisciplinary Cooperation.- IV: Studies of Physics.- 17. From Gases and Liquids to Fluids: The Formation of New Concepts During the Development of Theories of Liquids.- 18. A Matter of Order: A Controversy between Heisenberg and London.- 19. Once Again on the Meaning of Physical Concepts.- 20. Locality: A New Enigma for Physics.- V: Philosophical Studies.- 21. Schlick’s Epistemology and Its Contribution to Modern Empiricism.- 22. On Theoretical Terms.- 23. Leibniz on Density and Sequential or Cauchy Completeness.- 24. Frege: Theory of Meaning or Philosophy of Science?.- 25. The Plato-Wittgenstein Route to the Pragmatics of Falsification.- 26. Wittgenstein, Rationality and Relativism.- Notes on the Authors.

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