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Science Between Truth and Ethical Responsibility

Evandro Agazzi in the Contemporary Scientific and Philosophical Debate

Editors: Alai, Mario, Buzzoni, Marco, Tarozzi, Gino (Eds.)

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  • Offers an up-to-date overview of the philosophical work of Evandro Agazzi, the leading Italian philosopher of science
  • Explains and discusses Agazzi’s contributions in a wide range of areas
  • Written by international contributors, including many Spanish- and Italian-speaking philosophers
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This book offers the most complete and up-to-date overview of the philosophical work of Evandro Agazzi, presently the most important Italian philosopher of science and one of the most influential in the world. Scholars from seven countries explore  his contributions in areas ranging from philosophy of physics and general philosophy of science to bioethics, philosophy of mathematics and logic, epistemology of the social sciences and history of science, philosophy of language and artificial intelligence, education and anthropology, metaphysics and philosophy of religion. Agazzi developed a complete and coherent philosophical system, anticipating some of the turns in the philosophy of science after the crisis of logical empiricism and exerting an equal influence on continental hermeneutic philosophy. His work is characterized by an original synthesis of contemporary analytic philosophy, phenomenology and classical philosophy, including the scholastic tradition and these threads are reflected in the different backgrounds of the contributors to this book. While upholding the epistemological value of science against scepticism and relativism, Agazzi eschews scientism by stressing the equal importance of non-scientific forms of thought, such as metaphysics and religion. While defending the freedom of research as a cognitive enterprise, he argues that as a human and social practice it must nonetheless respect ethical constraints.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16369-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16368-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 114,39 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36467-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Between Truth and Ethical Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Evandro Agazzi in the Contemporary Scientific and Philosophical Debate
Editors
  • Mario Alai
  • Marco Buzzoni
  • Gino Tarozzi
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16369-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16369-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16368-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36467-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 337
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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