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Emergence in Science and Philosophy

Emergence in Science and Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Antonella Corradini, Timothy O'Connor
March 21, 2013

The concept of emergence has seen a significant resurgence in philosophy and the sciences, yet debates regarding emergentist and reductionist visions of the natural world continue to be hampered by imprecision or ambiguity. Emergent phenomena are said to arise out of and be sustained by more basic ...

Evolution, Rationality and Cognition A Cognitive Science for the Twenty-First Century

Evolution, Rationality and Cognition: A Cognitive Science for the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Edited By Antonio Zilhao
December 13, 2010

Evolutionary thinking has expanded in the last decades, spreading from its traditional stronghold – the explanation of speciation and adaptation in biology - to new domains. Fascinating pieces of work, the essays in this collection attest to the illuminating power of evolutionary thinking when ...

Fictions in Science Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization

Fictions in Science: Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization

1st Edition

Edited By Mauricio Suárez
November 10, 2010

Science is popularly understood as being an ideal of impartial algorithmic objectivity that provides us with a realistic description of the world down to the last detail. The essays collected in this book—written by some of the leading experts in the field—challenge this popular image right at its ...

Karl Popper's Philosophy of Science Rationality without Foundations

Karl Popper's Philosophy of Science: Rationality without Foundations

1st Edition

By Stefano Gattei
November 03, 2010

This book seeks to rectify misrepresentations of Popperian thought with a historical approach to Popper’s philosophy, an approach which applies his own mature view, that we gain knowledge through conjectures and refutations, to his own development, by portraying him in his intellectual growth as ...

Nancy Cartwright’s Philosophy of Science

Nancy Cartwright’s Philosophy of Science

1st Edition

Edited By Luc Bovens, Carl Hoefer, Stephan Hartmann
June 07, 2010

Nancy Cartwright is one of the most distinguished and influential contemporary philosophers of science. Despite the profound impact of her work, there is neither a systematic exposition of Cartwright’s philosophy of science nor a collection of articles that contains in-depth discussions of the ...

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