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Turkish Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science

  • Reflects the current state of philosophy and history of science in Turkey

  • Describes the interplay between the global and the local in science studies

  • Contains a historically significant interview with Maria Reichenbach and David Kaplan

Part of the book series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science (BSPS, volume 244)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introductory Remarks

    • Gürol Irzik, Güven Güzeldere
    Pages 1-5
  3. An Interview with Maria Reichenbach and David Kaplan

    • Gürol Irzik, Güven Güzeldere
    Pages 7-24
  4. Causes and Action

    1. Causation, Parts and Properties

      • Arda Denkel
      Pages 207-216
    2. Causal Relations in Hume

      • Sun Demirli
      Pages 217-230
  5. Ottoman Science Studies

    1. Ottoman Science Studies-A Review

      • Berna Kilinç
      Pages 251-263
    2. Late Ottoman and Early Republican Science Periodicals

      • Osman Recep Bahadir, H. H. Günhan Danişman
      Pages 285-308

About this book

The present book, which contains seventeen newly commissioned articles, aims to give a rich overview of the current state of research by Turkish philosophers and historians of science. Topics covered address issues in methodology, causation, and reduction, and include philosophy of logic and physics, philosophy of psychology and language, and Ottoman science studies. The book also contains un unpublished interview with Maria Reichenbach, Hans Reichenbach's wife, which sheds new light on Reichenbach's academic and personal life in Istanbul and at UCLA.

 

This volume is primarily intended for researchers in the philosophy and history of science. However, it should also be valuable to other philosophers working in fields such as epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language, as well as to physicists, cognitive scientists and liguists interested in philosophical issues.

 

"Philosophy is alive and well in Turkey. This is a wonderful volume, chock-full of first-rate essay by Turkish philosophers and historians of science. Readers will also learn something about the early days of analytical philosophy in Turkey. The interview that Güven Güzeldere conducted with Maria Reichenbach and David Kaplan is a fascinating read. If, however, your department is fighting for more office space, keep the volume out of the hands of your university administrators. Maria Reichenbach reports: `Hans by the way shared an office with Bertrand Russell when he was at UCLA'." Brian McLaughlin, Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University

Keywords

  • David Hume
  • Philosophy of Science
  • epistemology
  • idea
  • knowledge
  • language
  • mind
  • philosophy of language
  • reduction
  • science
  • semantics
  • theory of relativity

Reviews

"Philosophy is alive and well in Turkey. This is a wonderful volume, chock-full of first-rate essay by Turkish philosophers and historians of science. Readers will also learn something about the early days of analytical philosophy in Turkey. The interview that Güven Güzeldere conducted with Maria Reichenbach and David Kaplan is a fascinating read. If, however, your department is fighting for more office space, keep the volume out of the hands of your university administrators. Maria Reichenbach reports: `Hans by the way shared an office with Bertrand Russell when he was at UCLA'."
(Brian McLaughlin, Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University)
"This is a collection of excellently written essays of remarkable breadth that exhibits the achievements of contemporary Turkish philosophers and historians of science. The interview with Maria Reichenbach and David Kaplan is necessary reading for anyone interested in the history of 20th century philosophy of science."
(Peter Machamer, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Pittsburgh)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Gürol Irzik

  • Duke University, Durham, USA

    Güven Güzeldere

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-3333-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)