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Theory and Decision Library

The Methodological Unity of Science

Editors: Bunge, Mario (Ed.)

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The present volume collects some of the talks given at the Bertrand Russell Colloquium on Exact Philosophy, attached to the McGill University Foundations and Philosophy of Science Unit. It also includes a paper, on Bertrand Russell's method of philosophizing, read at the memorial symposium held at Sir Gorge Williams University shortly after the philosopher's death. All the papers appear here for the first time. Unlike many a philosophy of science anthology, this one is not center­ ed on the philosophy of physics. In fact the papers deal with conceptual and, in particular, philosophical problems that pop up in almost every one of the provinces of the vast territory constituted by the foundations, meth­ odology and philosophy of science. A couple of border territories which are in the process of being infiltrated have been added for good measure. The inclusion of papers in the philosophy of formal science and in the philosophies of physics and of biology, in a volume belonging to a series devoted to the philosophy and methodology of the social and behavioral sciences, should raise no eyebrows. Because the sciences of man make use of logic and mathematics, they are interested in questions such as whether the formal sciences have anything to do with reality (rather than with our theories about reality) and whether or not logic has kept up with the practice of mathematicians. These two problems are tackled in Part II, on the philosophy of formal science.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Bertrand Russell’s Regulae Philosophandi

    Bunge, Mario

    Pages 3-12

  • Mathematics and Ontology

    Castonguay, Charles

    Pages 15-22

  • Gaps between Logical Theory and Mathematical Practice

    Corcoran, John

    Pages 23-50

  • Relativity and Covariance

    Angel, Roger B.

    Pages 53-68

  • Preliminary Remarks on the Organ-Function Relation

    Pirlot, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 71-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Methodological Unity of Science
Editors
  • Mario Bunge
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1973
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-2667-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-2667-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0354-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0404-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 265
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