The Courage of Doing Philosophy: Essays Presented to Leszek Nowak

The Courage of Doing Philosophy: Essays Presented to Leszek Nowak

By: Jerzy Brzezinski (volume_editor), Theo A. F. Kuipers (volume_editor), Andrzej Klawiter (volume_editor), Krzysztof Lastowski (volume_editor), Katarzyna Paprzycka (volume_editor), Piotr Przybysz (volume_editor)Paperback

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In recent years, the problem if idealization has been one of the central issues discussed in philosophy of science. This volume gathers original essays written by well-known philosophers. The papers address the method of idealization and its applications in science as well as ontological and epistemological problems that have arisen. Among the questions addressed are: What is the logical form of idealizational statements and how should they be interpreted? Is the possible worlds semantics useful in understanding idealization? What is the relation between idealization and truth? The volume is a celebration of Leszek Nowak's sixtieth birthday.


Andrzej KLAWITER, Krzystof LASTOWSKI: Introduction: Originality, Courage and Responsibility List of Books by Leszek Nowak Selected Bibliography of Leszek Nowak's Writings Science and Idealization Theo A.F. KUIPERS: On Two Types of Idealization and Concretization: The Case of Truth Approximation Ilkka NIINILUOTO: Idealization, Counterfactuals, and Truthlikeness R. HENDRY, S. PSILLOS: How to do Things with Theories: An Interactive View of Language and Models in Science Izabella NOWAKOWA: The Method of Ideal Types versus the Method of Idealization Igor HANZEL: Leszek Nowak on Scientific Laws and Scientific Explanation Michael J. SHAFFER: Idealization, Counterfactuals and the Correspondence Principle Krzysztof LASTOWSKI: Synthetic and Neutralist Theory of Evolution: The Issue of Methodological Correlations Adolfo Garcia de la SIENRA: Idealization in the Labor Theory of Value Krzysztof BRZECHCZYN: On the Application of the non-Marxian Historical Materialism to the Development of Non-European Societies Science and Ontology C. ULISES MOULINES: Model Construction, Idealization, and Scientific Ontology Thomas MORMANN: Representations, Possible Worlds, and the Idealization Approach to Science Evandro AGAZZI: Idealization, Intellectual Intuition, Interpretation, and Ontology in Science Piotr PRZYBYSZ: What does to Be Mean in Leszek Nowak's Conception of Unitarian Metaphysics? Roberto POLI: Formal and Ontological Roundabouts Jan WOLENSKI: Metalogic and Ontology Science, Philosophy and Values Max URCHS: On the Structure of Deceptive Speech Acts: Lying as an Element of Communication Jerzy PERZANOWSKI: In Praise of Philosophy Roman KUBICKI: Love: In the Search for the First Philosophy Bert HAMMINGA: Is the Enlightened Worldview on Retreat? Martti KUOKKANEN: Boxing and Violence Katarzyna PAPRZYCKA: On Willfully Contrarious Beliefs

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  • ISBN13: 9789042023369
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 471
  • ID: 9789042023369
  • weight: 826
  • ISBN10: 9042023368

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