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- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 81.73
To mathematicians, mathematics is a happy game, to scientists a mere tool and to philosophers a Platonic mystery - or so the caricature runs. The caricature reflects the alleged 'cultural gap' between the disciplines a gap for which there too often has been, sadly, sound historical evidence. In many minds the lack of communication between philosophy... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 169.84
The eminent philosopher of science Carl G. Hempel, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and a Past President of the American Philosophical Association, has had a long and distinguished academic career in the course of which he has been professorial mentor to some of America's most distinguished philosophers. This volume gathers together... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 127.37
As official sponsors of the First International Conference in the History and Philosophy of Science, the two Divisions of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science owe a great deal to the University of Jyvliskyla and the 1973 Jyvliskylli Summer Festival for the extra ordinarily generous hospitality they provided. But there is... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 253.71
The twenty-three papers collected in tbis volume represent an important part of my published work up to the date of this volume. I have not arranged the paper chronologically, but under four main headings. Part I contains five papers on methodology concerned with models and measurement in the sciences. This part also contains the first paper I published,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 81.73
In selecting the papers for this volume I have excluded all physics papers proper. I have further omitted all book rev.iews. Instead, I have included two papers not published previously; they are marked by an asterisk (*) in the table of contents. Since many of the papers were occasioned by Symposia or similar gatherings their chronological order is... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 63.64
Während seit einiger Zeit im Feuilleton ein Kulturkampf zwischen Vertretern des "Gehirns" und des "Geistes" ausgefochten wird, haben führende Neurobiologen und Philosophen ? unter Beteiligung einer Soziologin, eines Mathematikers und zweier Physiker - in der "Deutschen Zeitschrift für Philosophie" eine Sachdiskussion zu den Grenzfragen der Hirnforschung... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 34.99
Comprised of thirteen articles by well-known authors, this book makes the case to philosophers that popular culture is worthy of their attention. Issues of concern include the distinction between high culture and popular culture, the aesthetic and moral value of popular culture, allusion and identification in popular culture, and special problems posed... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 127.33
Theodor Storm?s novella Der Doppelgänger depicts the fate of someone released from prison who seeks in vain to become reintegrated in society. The novel is written with great literary empathy, and is informed by the writer?s professional background (he was an attorney and judge). With commentary by Thomas Vormbaum and Walter Zimorski.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book offers a systematic and critical discussion of Peter Winch's writings on the philosophy of the social sciences. The author points to Winch's tendency to over-emphasize the importance of language and communication, and his insufficient attention to the role of practical, technological activites in human life and society. It also offers an... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
First published in 1988, the aim of this book can be stated in Nietzsche?s words: ?To look at science from the perspective of the artist, but at art from that of life?. The title contests the notions that science alone can provide us with the most objective truth about the world, and that artistic endeavour can produce nothing more valuable than entertainment.... more...