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Autor: Marcus P. Adams
ISBN-13: 9783319527666
Einband: Book
Seiten: 208
Gewicht: 493 g
Format: 244x159x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Eppur si muove: Doing History and Philosophy of Science with Peter Machamer

81, The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
A Collection of Essays in Honor of Peter Machamer
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Marcus P. Adams is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY. His research focuses on the History of Early Modern Philosophy, especially on the work of Thomas Hobbes, and in History and Philosophy of Science generally. His research has appeared in journals such as Philosophical Studies, Synthese, The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and History of Philosophy Quarterly. Past work has considered topics such as the nature of science for Hobbes, the relationship of Aristotelian rhetoric to dialectic and politics, and Margaret Cavendish's criticisms of Hobbes's materialism.
This volume is a collection of original essays focusing on a wide range of topics in the History and Philosophy of Science. It is a festschrift for Peter Machamer, which includes contributions from scholars who, at one time or another, were his students. The essays bring together analyses of issues and debates spanning from early modern science and philosophy through the 21st century. Machamer's influence is reflected in the volume's broad range of topics. These include: underdetermination, scientific practice, scientific models, mechanistic explanation in contemporary and historical science, values in science, the relationship between philosophy and psychology, experimentation, supervenience and reductionism.
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PART I: EARLY MODERN HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY.- Chapter 1: William Harvey's Repudiation of Materialism; Benny Goldberg.- Chapter 2: Understanding Free Fall: Galileo's Thought Experiment and the Balance as Model of Intelligibility; Maarten van Dyck.- Chapter 3: Language, Memory and Universality in Hobbesian Scientia; Peter Distelzweig.- Chapter 4: Diagnosing Superstition; Francesca DiPoppa.- Chapter 5: Descartes' Dog: A Clock with Passions? Abel B. Franco.- Chapter 6: Models of Intelligibility in Explanations and Descriptions; David Marshall Miller.- Chapter 7: PART II: 20TH CENTURY HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE.- Chapter 8: Carl Craver.- Chapter 9: Heather Douglas.- Chapter 10: Physicalism, Introspection, and Psychophysics: The Carnap/Duncker Exchange; Uljana Feest.- Chapter 11: Activities are Manifestations of Causal Powers; Gualtiero Picinnini.- Chapter 12: From Comte's Positivism to Renouvier's Conventionalism: Political Philosophy of Science in Nineteenth Century France; Warren Schmaus.- Chapter 13: MOCing Local Reduction; Tom Seppalainen.- Chapter 14: Running Causes Increased Blood Pressure: Topdown versus Constitutive Causation; Catherine Stinson.- Chapter 15: Mechanisms, Realism and Antirealism; Jackie Sullivan.
Editiert von: Marcus P. Adams, Zvi Biener, Uljana Feest, Jacqueline A. Sullivan
Marcus P. Adams is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY. His research focuses on the History of Early Modern Philosophy, especially on the work of Thomas Hobbes, and in History and Philosophy of Science generally. His research has appeared in journals such as Philosophical Studies, Synthese, The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and History of Philosophy Quarterly. Past work has considered topics such as the nature of science for Hobbes, the relationship of Aristotelian rhetoric to dialectic and politics, and Margaret Cavendish's criticisms of Hobbes's materialism.

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Autor: Marcus P. Adams
ISBN-13 :: 9783319527666
ISBN: 3319527665
Erscheinungsjahr: 14.04.2017
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 493g
Seiten: 208
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 244x159x22 mm, Bibliographie