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Philosophy of Science : An Overview for Cognitive Science - William Bechtel

Philosophy of Science

An Overview for Cognitive Science

Paperback Published: 1st April 1988
ISBN: 9780805802214
Number Of Pages: 152

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This text focuses on two major issues: the nature of scientific inquiry and the relations between scientific disciplines. Designed to introduce the basic issues and concepts in the philosophy of science, Bechtel writes for an audience with little or no philosophical background.
The first part of the book explores the legacy of Logical Positivism and the subsequent post-Positivistic developments in the philosophy of science. The second section examines arguments for and against using a model of theory reduction to integrate scientific disciplines. The book concludes with a chapter describing non-reductionist approaches for relating scientific disciplines using psycholinguistic and cognitive neuroscience models.

Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Sciencep. ii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The Locus of Philosophy of Sciencep. 1
Logical Positivism: The Received View in Philosophy of Sciencep. 17
Challenges to Logical Positivismp. 32
Post-Poskivist Philosophy of Sciencep. 50
Theory Reduction as a Model for Relating Disciplinesp. 71
An Alternative Model for Integrating Disciplinesp. 94
Postscriptp. 119
Referencesp. 120
Author Indexp. 130
Subject Indexp. 134
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ISBN: 9780805802214
ISBN-10: 0805802215
Series: Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st April 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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