Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Philosophy - Epistemology & Philosophy of Science | Evaluating Philosophies

Evaluating Philosophies

Bunge, Mario

2012, XIV, 202 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.

 
$99.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-4408-0

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.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-4407-3

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.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-017-8087-2

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  •   Proposes and illustrates a simple criterion for evaluating any philosophical doctrine: Does it help advance knowledge?  
  • Clearly written, and avoids the use of obscure technical terms  
  • Argues for an emergentist and non-reductionist view of  materialism, as well as for a non-posivist version of scientism, and a systemic alternative to both individualism and holism.   ​
Philosophies, whether genuine or spurious, are not usually adopted because of their conceptual, empirical, or moral merits, but because of tradition, political interests, or even temperament–none of which is a good reason. The present book argues for a precise criterion: A philosophy is worth what it helps learn, act, conserve our common heritage, and get along with fellow humans.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Dialectics - Materialism - Realism - Scientism - Systemism - dealism

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science

Table of contents 

Preface.- Introduction.-   A. How to Nuture of Hinder Research.- 1 Philosophies and phobosophies.- 2 The philosophical matrix of scientific progress.- 3 Systemics and materalism.-   B. Philosophy in Action.- 4 Technoscience?.- 5 Climate and logic.- 6 Information Science: one or many?.- 7 Wealth and wellbeing.- 8 Can standard economic theory explain crises?.- 9 Marxism: Promise and reality.- 10 Rules of law: Just and unjust.-   C Philosophical Gaps.-  11 Are subjective probabilities admissible? .- 12 Can induction deliver high-level hypotheses?  .-   13 Bridging theory to data.- 14 Energy: physics or metaphysics?  .- 15 Does quantum physics refute realism? .- 16 Parallel universes? ¿Digital physics?  .- 17 Can functionalist psychology explain?.- 18 Knowledge pyramids and rosettes.- 19 Existence: one or two?.- 20 Conclusion: Evaluation Criterion.-   21 Glossary.  ​

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 of Science.