Science and the Quest for Reality

Science and the Quest for Reality

by Alfred I. Tauber (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333646335
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/20/1996
Series: Main Trends of the Modern World Series
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 419
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alfred I. Tauber is Director of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University

Table of Contents

Series Preface; Robert Jackall & Arthur J.Vidich - Preface; Alfred I.Tauber - Introduction; Alfred I.Tauber - SCIENCE AND ITS WORLD VIEW - The Origins of Modern Science; A.N.Whitehead - The Age of the World Picture; M.Heidegger - THE PROBLEM OF SCIENTIFIC REALISM - The Strange World of the Quantum; P.C.W.Davies & J.Brown - The Development of Philosophical Ideas since Descartes in Comparison with the New Situation in Quantum Theory; W.Heisenberg - Explaining the Success of Science: Beyond Epistemic Realism and Relativism; L.Laudan - Experimentation and Scientific Realism; I.Hacking - The Paradox of Scientific Subjectivity; E.F.Keller - THE NATURE OF SCIENTIFIC CHANGE - Theories of Scientific Change; R.Richards - The Road Since Structure; T.Kuhn - THE BOUNDARIES OF SCIENCE - Four Models of the Dynamics of Science; M.Callon - Boundaries of Science; T.Gieryn - SCIENCE AND VALUES - Ethical Problems in Using Science in the Regulatory Process; N.A. Ashford & K.A. Gregory - Ethics and Science; R.S.Cohen - Beyond the Fact/Value Dichotomy; H.Putnam - Darwin and Philosophy; M.Grene - Science as a Vocation; M.Weber - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Index

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