Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Gruenbaum (Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in the Philosophy

Philosophical Problems of the Internal and External Worlds: Essays on the Philosophy of Adolf Gruenbaum (Pittsburgh-Konstanz Series in the Philosophy

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One of a series of books to be published jointly by the presses of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Konstanz. The inaugural volume in this new series is devoted to the work of the philospher Adolf Gruenbaum, whose professional interests have ranged from the philosophy of physics to the foundations of psychoanalysis.


Part 1 Space, Time, Cosmology: Physical Force or Geometrical Curvature? Einstein, Gruenbaum and the Measurability of Physical Geometry, Martin Carrier; Substantivalism and the Hole Argument, Carl Hoffer and Nancy Cartwright; The Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis, John Earman; From Time to Time - Remarks on the Difference Between the Time of Nature and the Time of Man, Jurgen Mittelstrass; The Conventionality of Simultaneity, Michael Redhead; The Meaning of General Covariance - the Hole Story, John Stachel. Part 2 Scientific Rationality and Methodology: Sciences and Pseudosciences - An Attempt at a New Form of Demarcation, Robert E. Butts; The End of Epistemology?, Paul Feyerabend; Seven Theses on Thought Experiments, Paul Humphreys; On the Alleged Temporal Anisotropy of Explanation - A Letter to Professor Adolf Gruenbaum, Wesley C. Salmon; A New Theory of Reduction in Physics, Erhard Scheibe; Analogy by Similarity in Hyper-Carnapian Inductive Logic, Brian Skyrms; Capacities and Invariance, James Woodward; Falsification, Rationality and the Duhem Problem - Gruenbaum Versus Bayes, John Worrall. Part 3 Philosophy of Psychiatry: The Dynamics of Theory Change in Psychoanalysis, Morris Eagle; Philosophers on Freudianism - An Examination of Replies to Gruenbaum's ""Foundations"", Edward Erwin; How Freud Left Science, Clark Glymour; Isomorphism and the Modelling of Brain-Mind State, J. Allan Hobson; Psychoanalytic Conceptions of the Borderline Personality - a Sociocultural Alternative, Theodore Millon; On a Contribution to a Future Scientific Study of Dream Interpretation, Rosemarie Sand. Part 4 Freedom and Determinism - Science and Religion: Indeterminism and the Freedom of the Will, Arthur Fine; Adolf Gruenbaum and the Compatibilist Thesis, John Watkins; Creation, Conservation and the Big Bang, Philip L. Quinn. Part 5 Moral Problems: Moral Obligation and the Refugee, Nicholas Rescher.

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  • ISBN13: 9780822937388
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9780822937388
  • ISBN10: 0822937387

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