Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Philosophy | The Material Realization of Science - From Habermas to Experimentation and Referential Realism

The Material Realization of Science

From Habermas to Experimentation and Referential Realism

Radder, Hans

2012, XX, 208 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$119.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-4107-2

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$159.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-4106-5

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$159.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-9651-5

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Engages the deep philosophical questions concerning scientific realism and it develops a comprehensive perspective on these questions
  • Acknowledges and exploits the intimate relationship between science and technology
  • Relates the philosophical issues to broader, social issues, especially through its new postscript and discussion of the early and recent views of Habermas will make the book attractive to a broad international readership, including both analytic and continental philosophers
The book addresses the topical issue of scientific realism and it proposes a detailed account of a referential realism. This account exploits several fruitful ideas of Jürgen Habermas, it builds on an analysis of scientific experimentation, and it is developed through an in-depth case study of the history of quantum mechanics. The Revised edition, with a new postscript   situates the book within the recent debates on the issues under discussion.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Jürgen Habermas - history of quantum mechanics - quantum-mechanical measurement problem - referential realism - scientific experimentation

Related subjects » Philosophy - Physics

Table of contents 

Preface to the Revised English Edition.- Preface to the First English Edition.- Preface to the Dutch Edition.- Introduction.- PART I   HABERMAS AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE.- 1 Habermas’s Philosophy of the Natural Sciences.- 2 Analysis and Critique.- PART II   EXPERIMENTATION AND REFERENTIAL REALISM.- 3 Experimentation in the Natural Sciences.- 4 Verifiability and Reference, Relativism and Realism.- 5 Specification and Application: Two Case Studies from the History and Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Conclusion.- References.- POSTSCRIPT 2012.- References to the Postscript.- Index.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Philosophy (general).