1st Edition

Philosophy and Scientific Realism

By J J C Smart Copyright 1963
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of theoretical entities, and with the relation between the physical and biological sciences. Free will, issues of time and space and man’s place in nature are covered in later chapters.

    1. The Province of Philosophy. 2 Physical Objects and Physical Theories. 3 Physics and Biology. 4 The Secondary Qualities. 5 Consciousness. 6 Man as a Physical Mechanism. 7 The Space-Time World. 8 Man and Nature



    J J C Smart