Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science

An account of recent works

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9421-6 (Print) 978-90-481-9422-3 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-56

    Introduction

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    Pages 57-69

    Galileo and Modern Science

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    Pages 71-76

    Newton and Inverse Problems

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    Pages 77-94

    Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and the Mystery of the Orbit

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    Pages 95-105

    Sciences in Brazil: An Overview from 1870–1920

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    Pages 107-117

    Henri Becquerel and Radioactivity: A Critical Revision

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    Pages 119-129

    Regeneration as a Difficulty for the Theory of Natural Selection: Morgan’s Changing Attitudes, 1897–1932

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    Pages 131-140

    Jean Antoine Nollet’s Contributions to the Institutionalization of Physics During the 18th Century

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    Pages 141-150

    Natural Kinds as Scientific Models

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    Pages 151-160

    On the Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

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    Pages 161-169

    The Etiological Approach to the Concept of Biological Function

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    Pages 171-183

    Human Evolution: Compatibilist Approaches

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    Pages 185-199

    Functional Explanations in Biology, Ecology, and Earth System Science: Contributions from Philosophy of Biology

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    Pages 201-209

    On Darwin, Knowledge and Mirroring

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    Pages 211-221

    Freudian Psychoanalysis as a Model for Overcoming the Duality Between Natural and Human Sciences

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    Pages 223-231

    The Causal Strength of Scientific Advances

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    Pages 233-243

    Contextualizing the Contexts of Discovery and Justification: How to do Science Studies in Brazil

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    Pages 245-256

    Echoes from the Past: The Persisting Shadow of Classical Determinism in Contemporary Health Sciences

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    Pages 257-267

    The Metaphysics of Non-individuality

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    Pages 269-279

    Einstein, Gödel, and the Mathematics of Time

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