Logical Empiricism and the Physical Sciences From Philosophy of Nature to Philosophy of Physics
Science, Freedom, Democracy
The Aesthetics of Scientific Experiments
The Internet and Philosophy of Science
Scientific Challenges to Common Sense Philosophy
Structure, Evidence, and Heuristic Evolutionary Biology, Economics, and the Philosophy of Their Relationship
By Sebastian Lutz, Adam Tamas Tuboly
September 25, 2023
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
September 25, 2023
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, Alice Murphy
June 16, 2023
The relationship between aesthetics and science has begun to generate substantial interest. However, for the most part, the focus has been on the beauty of theories, and other aspects of scientific practice have been neglected. This book offers a novel perspective on aesthetics in experimentation ...
By Jonah N. Schupbach, David H. Glass
May 12, 2023
Philosophers and psychologists are increasingly investigating the conditions under which multiple explanations are better in conjunction than they are individually. This book brings together leading scholars to provide an interdisciplinary and unified discussion of such “conjunctive explanations.” ...
By Karin Zachmann, Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio, Saana Jukola, Olga Sparschuh
February 21, 2023
This book examines the practices of contesting evidence in democratically constituted knowledge societies. It provides a multifaceted view of the processes and conditions of evidence criticism and how they determine the dynamics of de- and re-stabilization of evidence. Evidence is an essential ...
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 over scientific progress have focused on different methodological approaches, notably the epistemic and ...
By Wenceslao J Gonzalez
October 18, 2022
From the perspective of the philosophy of science, this book analyzes the Internet conceived in a broad sense. It includes three layers that require philosophical attention: (1) the technological infrastructure, (2) the Web, and (3) cloud computing, along with apps and mobile Internet. The study ...
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 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, ...