Doing Science: In the Light of Philosophy by Mario Augusto Bunge

Doing Science: In the Light of Philosophy

byMario Augusto Bunge

Kobo ebook | November 25, 2016

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Nearly all philosophers have dealt with the outcomes of scientific research, and have overlooked its philosophical presuppositions, such as those of rationality and realism. Although these presuppositions are mostly tacit and thus easily overlooked, actually they are supremely important, since some of them favor research whereas others hamper it. For instance, whereas subjectivism leads to navel gazing and uncontrolled fantasy, realism encourages us to explore the world and check our conjectures.

This book examines science in the making, a process it illustrates with many examples from the natural, social, and biosocial sciences. Therefore it centers on the research process and its philosophical presuppositions. It claims that the latter constitutes a sort of matrix for conceiving and nurturing scientific projects.

Contents:

  • In the Beginning was the Problem

  • Scientific Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Results

  • Science and Society

  • Axiomatics

  • Existences

  • Reality Checks

  • Realisms

  • Materialisms: From Mechanism to Systemism

  • Scientism

  • Technology, Science, and Policies

  • Appendices:

    • Freeing Free Will: A Neuroscientific Perspective (Agustín Ibáñez, Eugenia Hesse, Facundo Manes and Adolfo M García)
    • The Philosophy of Mind Needs a Better Metaphysics (Martin Mahner)

Readership: Scientific teachers, professional biomedical researchers, practicing physicians, philosophers, graduate students of science or philosophy, science aficionados, and educated public.

Title:Doing Science: In the Light of PhilosophyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 25, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813202793

ISBN - 13:9789813202795

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