Karl Popper: Volume III Science (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
300
Utgivningsdatum
2006-11-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Illustrationer
Includes 1 b&w illustration
Volymtitel
Volume III Science
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 25 mm
Vikt
612 g
ISBN
9780754657125
Karl Popper: Volume III Science (inbunden)

Karl Popper: Volume III Science

A Centenary Assessment

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Sir Karl Popper (1902-1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. His influence has been enormous in the fields of epistemology, logic, metaphysics, methodology of science, the philosophy of physics and biology, political philosophy, and the social sciences, and his intellectual achievement has stimulated many scholars in a wide range of disciplines. These three volumes of previously unpublished essays, based on lectures given at the congress KARL POPPER 2002 held in Vienna to mark the centenary of Popper's birth, provide an up-to-date examination of many aspects of Popper's life and thought. Volume III examines Popper's contribution to our understanding of logic, mathematics, physics, biology, and the social sciences, from economics to education. Among the topics covered are: verisimilitude, quantum and statistical physics, the propensity interpretation of probability, evolutionary epistemology, the so-called Positivismusstreit, Popper's critique of Marx, and his defence of the rationality principle as a component of all social explanations.
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Ian Jarvie is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Karl Milford is Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Vienna, Austria. David Miller is from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

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Contents: Preface. Part 4 Science: A: Mathematics and Logic: Truthlikeness for theories on countable languages, Thomas Mormann; Popper's structuralist theory of logic, Peter Schroeder-Heister; Popper as a philosopher of mathematics, Eduard Glas. B: Physics: Popper and the logic of quantum mechanics, Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara and Roberto Giuntini; Popper on irreversibility and the arrow of time, Michael Esfeld; The arrow of time: experienced rather than explained, Daniela M. Bailer-Jones; A new look at Popper's pond, Mathias Frisch; Theoretical models and theories in physics: a rejoinder to Karl Popper's picture of science, Andres Rivadulla; An instrumentalist criticism of Popper's propensities, Manuel Bachtold; Karl Popper's propensity interpretation of probability, Jacob Rosenthal; Single event probabilities in Popper's propensity account, Melis Erdur. C: Biology: The emergent character of life, Josep Corco; Popper's Darwinism, Peter Munz; Making sense of knowledge in the light of evolution: Popper and the collapse of the modern epistemological project, Renan Springer de Freitas; Darwinism is the application of situational logic to the state of ignorance, David Miller. D: Social Sciences: Methodenstreit oder Ideologiedebatte? Ein Ruckblick auf den 'Positivismusstreit', Evelyn Grobl-Steinbach; Karl Popper and the reconstitution of the rationalist left, Steve Fuller; Popper and the rationality principle, Maurice Lagueux; Popper's conception of the rationality principle in the social sciences, Boudewijn de Bruin; Seven decades of economic methodology: a Popperian perspective, Lawrence A. Boland; Popper and Marx as freres ennemis, Allan Megill; Popper's conception of history seen from the Kantian tradition, Shijun Tong; Rationality and other cultures, Kei Yoshida; How to avoid giving unwanted answers to unasked questions: realizing Karl Popper's educational dream, Joanna Swann. Index.