Essays on Realism and Rationalism (Schriftenreihe zur Philosophie Karl R. Poppers und des Kritischen Rationalismus / Series in the Philosophy of Karl

Essays on Realism and Rationalism (Schriftenreihe zur Philosophie Karl R. Poppers und des Kritischen Rationalismus / Series in the Philosophy of Karl

By: Professor Alan Musgrave (author)Paperback

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A collection of essays (1971-1999) centering on the philosophy of science. Musgrave, a philosopher whose academic affiliations are not given, defends realism, partly from an appeal to common sense. He discusses anti-realist trends in Anglo-American philosophy (Wittgenstein, instrumentalism, construc

Contents

Preface. Part I: REALISM Chapter 1: Explanation, Description and Scientific Realism Chapter 2: The Myth of Astronomical Instrumentalism Chapter 3: The Ultimate Argument for Scientific Realism Chapter 4: Wittgensteinian Instrumentalism Chapter 5: Realism Versus Constructive Empiricism Chapter 6: Realism and Idealisation Chapter 7: Unreal Assumptions in Economic Theory: The F-twist untwisted Chapter 8: NOA's Ark - Fine For Realism Chapter 9: Conceptual Idealism and Stove's Gem Chapter 10: The T-Scheme Plus Epistemic Truth Equals Idealism Part II: RATIONALISM Chapter 11: Falsification and its Critics Chapter 12: Logical versus Historical Theories of Confirmation Chapter 13: Facts and Values in Science Studies Chapter 14: Deductivism versus Psychologism Chapter 15: Deductive Heuristics Chapter 16: Critical Rationalism References Index of names

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  • ISBN13: 9789042004184
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 373
  • ID: 9789042004184
  • weight: 653
  • ISBN10: 9042004185

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