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The Science of Philosophy

ISBN 9781138941953
Published January 11, 2017 by Psychology Press
338 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1981, this book was an attempt to bridge the gap between scientists and philosophers by viewing philosophy, at least in part, through scientific eyes. Professor George is not here concerned with the philosophy of science. Rather he is looking at classical philosophical issues from the behavioural, or scientific, viewpoint. Thus, from the perspective of science, he attempts to establish an understanding of philosophy. The author intended it primarily for behavioural scientists, systems theorists and cyberneticians of the time who should have been closely bound up with the philosophical-scientific relationship.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Part 1: A Backcloth to our Analysis  Introduction  1. The Nature of Philosophy  2. Scientific Method and Explanation  3. Reality and Cognitive  4. Perception.  Conclusions  Part 2: Truth and Meaning  Introduction  5. Truth  6. Meaning  7. Language and Semantics  8. Pragmatics.  Conclusions  Part 3: The Formal and the Factual  Introduction  9. Logic  10. Formalisation and Axiomatisation  11. Final Thoughts.  References.  Name Index.  Subject Index.

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