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Journal for General Philosophy of Science

Journal for General Philosophy of Science

Editors: C. Beisbart; Th. Reydon; H. Pulte

ISSN: 0925-4560 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8587 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10838

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  • Encompasses the philosophical, especially methodological, ontological, epistemological, anthropological, and ethical foundations of the individual sciences
  • Coverage brings the natural, cultural, and technical sciences into a philosophical context
  • Exposes the common as well as the divergent methodological and philosophical foundations of the individual sciences

The Journal for General Philosophy of Science is a forum for discussion concerning the philosophy of science. Its subject matter encompasses the philosophical, especially methodological, ontological, epistemological, anthropological, and ethical foundations of the individual sciences. The coverage brings the natural, cultural, and technical sciences into a philosophical context, including discussion of historical presuppositions and conditions of the current problems of the philosophy of science.

The Journal bridges gaps between the different sciences, especially the natural, cultural, and social sciences. Its discussion exposes the common as well as the divergent methodological and philosophical foundations of the individual sciences, and takes into account all currently relevant positions of the philosophy of science.

The journal considers the historical dimension of the sciences as context for understanding current problems of philosophy of science.

Related subjects » Epistemology & Philosophy of Science - Political Philosophy - Political Science - Social Sciences

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    The Journal for General Philosophy of Science is a forum for the discussion of a variety of attitudes concerning the philosophy of science. It has as its subject matter the philosophical, especially methodological, ontological, epistemological, anthropological, and ethical foundations of the individual sciences. Particular emphasis is laid on bringing both the natural, the cultural, and the technical sciences into a philosophical context, within which the historical presuppositions and conditions of the current problems of the philosophy of science are also included in the discussion.

    The Journal for General Philosophy of Science has been successful in its attempt to serve as a forum that bridges the gap between the different sciences, especially the natural, cultural, and social sciences. One of its purposes is to discuss and contrast the common as well as the different specific methodological and philosophical foundations of the individual sciences, taking into account all currently relevant positions of the philosophy of science.

    In recent years considerable insight has been gained into the problems of current philosophy of science by considering the historical dimension of the sciences. This is why more intensive efforts will be made in the future towards the integration of historical and systematic considerations.

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    The journal is of interest to philosophers, especially philosophers of science, as well as to scholars from the field of the natural, cultural, social and technical sciences who are interested in becoming aware of the philosophical implications of their disciplines and in being stimulated by the transfer of methods, leading ideas, concepts and theories from other fields.

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