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Philosophy of science

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Reconsidering Causal Powers

Reconsidering Causal Powers

Causal powers are returning to the forefront of realist philosophy of science. Once central features of philosophical thinking about the natures of substances and causes, they were banished during the early modern era and the Scientific Revolution. In this volume, distinguished scholars revisit the fortunes of causal powers as scientific explanatory principles within the theories of substance and cause across history. Each chapter focuses on the philosophical roles causal powers were thought to play at the time, and the reasons offered in support, or against, their coherence and ability to perform these roles. By placing rigorous philosophical analyses of thinking about causal powers within their historical contexts, features of their natures which might remain hidden to contemporary practitioners can be more readily identified and more carefully analyzed. The thoughts of such prominent philosophers as Aristotle, Scotus, Ockham, and Buridan are explored, then on through Suarez, Descartes, and Malebranche, to Locke and Hume, and ultimately to contemporary figures like the logical positivists Goodman and Lewis.

Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity

Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity

Author: Jan C. (University of Darmstadt, Germany) Schmidt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book aims to foster and facilitate the course of interdisciplinary research by laying out some philosophical foundations and giving wider substance to a possible Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity . This is achieved with reference to epistemology, philosophy and the philosophy of science as well as nanotechnology, synthetic biology and ethics.

Myth, Chaos, and Certainty

Myth, Chaos, and Certainty

Author: Rosolino Buccheri Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

The Age of Scientific Naturalism

The Age of Scientific Naturalism

Author: Bernard Lightman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

Styles of Reasoning in the British Life Sciences

Styles of Reasoning in the British Life Sciences

Author: James Elwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main

Author: Ayako Sakurai Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Author: Louise Penner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

Science and Eccentricity

Science and Eccentricity

Author: Victoria Carroll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

Typhoid in Uppingham

Typhoid in Uppingham

Author: Nigel Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

Author: Jessica Ratcliff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020