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Realism and Anti-Realism in the Philosophy of Science : Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardcover) - Robert S. Cohen

Realism and Anti-Realism in the Philosophy of Science

Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardcover)

By: Robert S. Cohen (Editor), Risto Hilpinen (Editor), Jen-Tsung Chiu (Editor), Ren-Zong Qiu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1996
ISBN: 9780792332336
Number Of Pages: 495

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In these papers derived from an international conference held in 1992 in Beijing, Chinese and Western philosophers treat current as well as historically situated issues of realism and anti-realism in the understanding of scientific knowledge. There are four sections: (1) philosophical arguments proper (Hilpinen, Krejci, Musgrave, Niiniluoto, Qiu Renzong, Sfendoni-Mentzou, Bahm, Wallner and Peschl); (2) realism and general methodology (James Brown, Franklin, Gavroglu, Kaiser, Chin-Tai Kim, Wartofsky, Watkins, Wright, Wu Qiongbing, Yin Zhengkun); (3) physical sciences (Fan Dainian, Folse, He Zuoxiu, Hong Dingguo, Jin Wulun, Johansson, Li Li, Luo and Hu, Mao Shiying, Schagrin, Schlagel, Zhou Jihong); (4) social and biological sciences (M„ki, Shanahan, Paul Tang and Ralph Brown III, Cohen). The conference was inspired by the late Professor Tscha Hung of Beijing, for many years Director of the Institute of Foreign Philosophy at Beijing University, and a distinguished PhD from the University of Vienna in 1934 under Moritz Schlick.

Recollections of Tscha Hung
Hong Qian (Tscha Hung) and the Vienna Circle
On Some Formulations of Realism, or How Many Objects Are There in the World?p. 1
Dissolution of the Realism/Antirealism Problemp. 11
Realism, Truth and Objectivityp. 19
Queries about Internal Realismp. 45
How to Know What Rises Up Is the Moon? - On the Concept of Realism and the Irrelevancy of Quantum Mechanics to the Debate on Realism vs. Antirealismp. 55
The Reality of Thirdness - A Potential-Pragmatic Account of Laws of Naturep. 75
Tentative Realismp. 97
Cognitive Science - An Experiment in Constructive Realism; Constructive Realism - An Experiment in Cognitive Sciencep. 103
Phenomenap. 117
There Are No Antirealists in the Laboratoryp. 131
Can Theories of Chemistry Provide an Argument Against Realism?p. 149
Empirical Versus Theoretical Progress in Sciencep. 171
Science as Ideologyp. 195
Three Stages of Constitution: Historical Changes in the Ontological Status of the Scientific Objectp. 207
Scientific Realism versus Common-Sense Realism?p. 219
Metaphysical Realism and the Explanation of the Success of Sciencep. 227
Is Natural Science Free from Morality?p. 245
Truth and Fiction in Scientific Theoryp. 265
Niels Bohr and Realismp. 279
The Bohr-Einstein Debate and the Philosophers' Debate over Realism versus Anti-Realismp. 289
On the Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen Paradox and the Relevant Philosophical Problemsp. 299
On the Neutral Status of QM in the Dispute of Realism vs. Anti-Realismp. 307
Double Structure of Tao Realityp. 317
Realism and Wave-Particle Dualityp. 329
Van Fraassen's Constructive Empiricism - A Critiquep. 339
On Complementarity Realityp. 343
Relational Realism on Reform of the View of Physical Reality and Its Logical Manifestationp. 359
A Realistic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanicsp. 381
Rumford's Experiments on the Materiality of Light - More Heat Than Lightp. 395
Resolving the Realist-Antirealist Dilemmap. 405
The Mathematicized Practical Attitudep. 419
Scientific Realism and Some Peculiarities of Economicsp. 427
Realism and Antirealism in Evolutionary Biologyp. 449
Anti-Realism and the Complementarity Model of Mind-Brainp. 467
Name Indexp. 481
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792332336
ISBN-10: 0792332334
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 495
Published: 31st October 1996
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.91

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