Logical Empiricism and the Physical Sciences From Philosophy of Nature to Philosophy of Physics
Science, Freedom, Democracy
By Yafeng Shan
November 11, 2022
This collection of original essays offers a comprehensive examination of scientific progress, which has been a central topic in recent debates in philosophy of science. Traditionally, debates concerning scientific progress have focused on different methodological approaches, notably the epistemic ...
By Wenceslao J Gonzalez
September 23, 2022
This book analyzes the Internet from the perspective of philosophy of science. Conceived in a broad sense, it includes three major layers: (i) the technological infrastructure, (ii) the Web, and (iii) cloud computing, along with apps and mobile Internet. The book focuses on the network of networks ...
By Rik Peels, Jeroen de Ridder, René van Woudenberg
August 01, 2022
Common sense philosophy holds that widely and deeply held beliefs are justified in the absence of defeaters. While this tradition has always had its philosophical detractors who have defended various forms of skepticism or have sought to develop rival epistemological views, recent advances in ...
By Armin W. Schulz
August 01, 2022
This book is the first systematic treatment of the philosophy of science underlying evolutionary economics. It does not advocate an evolutionary approach towards economics, but rather assesses the epistemic value of appealing to evolutionary biology in economics more generally. The author divides ...
By John Bickle, Carl F. Craver, Ann-Sophie Barwich
December 31, 2021
This volume establishes the conceptual foundation for sustained investigation into tool development in neuroscience. Neuroscience relies on diverse and sophisticated experimental tools, and its ultimate explanatory target—our brains and hence the organ driving our behaviors—catapults the ...
By Wei Fang
December 24, 2021
This book argues for the explanatory autonomy of the biological sciences. It does so by showing that scientific explanations in the biological sciences cannot be reduced to explanations in the fundamental sciences such as physics and chemistry and by demonstrating that biological explanations are ...
By Sebastian Lutz, Adam Tamas Tuboly
April 27, 2021
This volume has two primary aims: to trace the traditions and changes in methods, concepts, and ideas that brought forth the logical empiricists’ philosophy of physics and to present and analyze the logical empiricists’ various and occasionally contrary ideas about the physical sciences and their ...
By Péter Hartl, Adam Tamas Tuboly
March 22, 2021
This book addresses the complex relationship between the values of liberal democracy and the values associated with scientific research. The chapters explore how these values mutually reinforce or conflict with one another, in both historical and contemporary contexts. The contributors utilize ...
By Milena Ivanova, Steven French
January 22, 2020
This volume builds on two recent developments in philosophy on the relationship between art and science: the notion of representation and the role of values in theory choice and the development of scientific theories. Its aim is to address questions regarding scientific creativity and imagination, ...
By William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh
December 10, 2019
The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the ...
By Michela Massimi, Casey D. McCoy
June 11, 2019
This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biology, ...
By Darrell P. Rowbottom
March 18, 2019
Roughly, instrumentalism is the view that science is primarily, and should primarily be, an instrument for furthering our practical ends. It has fallen out of favour because historically influential variants of the view, such as logical positivism, suffered from serious defects. In this book, ...