The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9114-7 (Print) 978-90-481-9115-4 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-10

  2. History of the Philosophy of Science

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      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-27

      Some Remarks on Current History of Analytical Philosophy of Science

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      Pages 29-39

      History of Philosophy of Science as Philosophy of Science by Other Means?

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      Pages 41-56

      Aspects of Current History of Philosophy of Science in the French Tradition

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      Pages 57-65

      Reflections on Chimisso: French Philosophy of Science and the Historical Method

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      Pages 67-74

      Aspects of Current History of 19TH Century Philosophy of Science

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      Pages 75-83

      Well, and Pragmatism?

  3. Formal Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85

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      Pages 87-98

      Formal and Empirical Methods in Philosophy of Science

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      Pages 99-110

      The Bane of Two Truths

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      Pages 111-123

      Formal Methods in the Philosophy of Natural Science

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      Pages 125-139

      The Problem of Constrained Judgment Aggregation

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      Pages 141-152

      Aggregation Problems and Models: What Comes First?

  4. Philosophy of the Natural and Life Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 153-153

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      Pages 155-168

      Life in a Physical World: The Place of the Life Sciences

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      Pages 169-172

      Comments on Marcel Weber’s “Life in a Physical World: The Place of the Life Sciences”

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      Pages 173-188

      How Special are the Life Sciences? A View from the Natural Kinds Debate

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      Pages 189-194

      The Epistemology-Only Approach to Natural Kinds: A Reply to Thomas Reydon

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      Pages 195-203

      Reductionism in Biology: An Example of Biochemistry

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      Pages 205-218

      Reductionist and Antireductionist Stances in the Health Sciences

  5. Philosophy of the Cultural and Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-242

      Trends and Problems in Philosophy of Social and Cultural Sciences: A European Perspective

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      Pages 243-255

      State of the Art A Commentary on Wenceslao J. Gonzalez’ Contribution, “Trends and Problems in Philosophy of Social and Cultural Sciences: A European Perspective”

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      Pages 257-281

      Scientific Realism, the New Mechanical Philosophers, and the Friends of Modelling

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