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Rationality and Science : Can Science Explain Everything? - Roger Trigg

Rationality and Science

Can Science Explain Everything?


Published: 8th December 1993
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In this important new work, Professor Trigg deals with the question of the rational foundations of science. In so doing, he explains and evaluates the views of Rorty, Wittgensteing, Quine, Putnam, and Hawking, amongst others. The limits of science and rationality are explored and the power of human reason is in the end upheld.

"A book of tremendous importance which must be commended to thewidest possible readership." Regent's Review

"A wonderful read for practicing the power of human reasoning."Choice

"Rationality and Science is tightly argued, well-written, highly accessible to the non-philosopher and compulsory reading forany scientist who wishes to explore the rational underpinnings ofthe scientific enterprise." Science & ChristianBelief

"This is a very good book. Trigg performs an invaluable servicein tackling complex questions and issues in a way which does notleave the reader struggling. More impressive still is the sheerscope of the discussion. Not only does Trigg present a clear casefor his position, but he does so in a way which takes the reader ona grand tour of some of the main currents of contemporaryphilosophical thought." Metascience

"Philosophers of all persuasions will have a lot to learn byreading this book, not only about a philosophical programme, butalso about the current debates concerning some hot philosophicalissues such as the problem of consciousness, the anthropicprinciple and evolutionary epistemology." MIND


1. Science and Reason.

2. Science and Pragmatism.

3. The End of Reason.

4. Science and Naturalism.

5. A God's-Eye View.

6. Science and Humanity.

7. Science and Society.

8. Can Science Explain Everything?.

9. The Legitimation of Science.

10. Reason and Metaphysics.

ISBN: 9780631190370
ISBN-10: 0631190376
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.36  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1