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Why Does History Matter to Philosophy and the Sciences? : Selected Essays - Lorrenz Kruger

Why Does History Matter to Philosophy and the Sciences?

Selected Essays

By: Lorrenz Kruger, Thomas Sturm (Editor), Wolfgang Carl (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th February 2005
ISBN: 9783110180428
Number Of Pages: 283
For Ages: 22+ years old

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What are the relationships between philosophy and the history of philosophy, the history of science and the philosophy of science?

This selection of essays by Lorenz Kruger (1932-1994) presents exemplary studies on the philosophy of John Locke and Immanuel Kant, on the history of physics and on the scope and limitations of scientific explanation, and a realistic understanding of science and truth. In his treatment of leading currents in 20th century philosophy, Kruger presents new and original arguments for a deeper understanding of the continuity and dynamics of the development of scientific theory. These result in significant consequences for the claim of the sciences that they understand reality in a rational manner. The case studies are complemented by fundamental thoughts on the relationship between philosophy, science, and their common history.

Why does history matter to philosophy and the sciences? : editors' introductionp. 1
Three philosophical classics
Did Kant aim to prove the completeness of his table of judgments? (1968)p. 21
Was John Locke an empiricist? (1970)p. 45
Probability in Leibniz (1981)p. 63
Scientific theories : their relations and their development
Intertheoretic relations as a tool for the rational reconstruction of scientific development (1980)p. 79
Reduction as a problem : some remarks on the history of statistical mechanics from a philosophical point of view (1980)p. 93
Unity of science and cultural pluralism (1981)p. 119
Indeterminism in explanation and causation
Are statistical explanations possible? (1976)p. 137
Causality and freedom (1992)p. 155
Realism and its histories
Matter for us and in itself - what are primary properties? (1989)p. 169
Does progress in science lead to truth? (1991)p. 187
Has the correspondence theory of truth been refuted? : from Gottlob Frege to Donald Davidson (1995)p. 201
Philosophy, the sciences, and their history
Does a science need knowledge of its history? (1978)p. 221
Why do we study the history of philosophy? (1984)p. 231
How philosophy and science came to differ (1988)p. 255
List of publications by Lorenz Krugerp. 269
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ISBN: 9783110180428
ISBN-10: 3110180421
Series: Quellen Und Studien Zur Philosophie
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 16th February 2005
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.41  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.53