Representation and the Scientific Understanding

  • Authors
  • Marx W. Wartofsky

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 12-23
  3. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 40-89
  4. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 90-103
  5. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 104-118
  6. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 140-153
  7. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 175-187
  8. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 297-337
  9. Marx W. Wartofsky
    Pages 357-369
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 371-398

About this book


Marx Wartofsky has been working for many years within an unusual confluence of philosophical problems. He brings to these intersecting problems his comprehensive intelligence, at once imaginative and rigorous, analytic and historical. He is a philosopher's philosopher, but also Everyman's. Wartofsky is philosopher of the natural and the social sciences, of perception, esthetics and the creative arts, of the 18th century French and the 19th century Germans, of politics and morality, ofthe methods and morals of medicine, and it is plain, of all human existence. To a colleague, he seems Jack-of-all-philosophical-trades, and master of them too. The reader soon will learn that Wartofsky is a genial, lucid and relaxed philosophical companion, deeply serious but without noticeable anxiety. I need not highlight these selected epistemological papers gathered as, and about, Models, since Wartofsky's own introductory remarks are helpful and stimulating in that respect. I need only, after 21 years of friendship and collaboration with him, warn the reader to beware of how profound and provocative these papers will show themselves to be beneath their good-humored and swiftly-flowing surface. And I must publicly note the pleasure with which I welcome Marx Wartofsky's volume to our Boston Studies. Boston University R.S.C. Center for the Philosophy and History of Science September 1979 vii TABLE OF CONTENTS EDITORIAL PREFACE VII xi AC K NOWLEDGEMENTS xiii INTRODUCTION The Model Muddle: Proposals for an Immodest Realism 1.


education historical epistemology history of science materialism monism philosophy of science reduction

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0947-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9357-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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