Bar-Am, Nimrod

Encouraging Openness

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Table of contents

Part I. Reflections on Rationalism as a Tradition and a Choice

1. Why Don’t Scientists Respect Philosophers?
Mario Bunge

2. Evaluative Selection in Multimerit Situations
Nicholas Rescher

3. Joseph Agassi from Metaphysics to Politics
Christopher R. Donohue

4. Horror Dogmatis
Zuzana Parusniková

5. Comprehensively Critical Metapolitics
Michael Chiariello

6. Feng Shui: An Overlooked Topic for Critical Rationalists
Michael R. Matthews

Part II. The Sceptic Quest for a Sensible World

7. Verisimilitude: Why and How
Ilkka Niiniluoto

8. The Story of the German Translation of Tarski’s Book on Truth
Jan Woleński

9. Two Philosophical Contributions to Modern Physics
Jagdish Hattiangadi

10. Lessons from the Philosophy of Science to Data Mining and Vice Versa
Abraham Meidan

11. The Mystique of Computer Technology and the Waning of Critical Enquiry
Sheldon Richmond

12. Francis Bacon, Karl Popper, Michael Polanyi, and Modern Experimental Biology
Ute Deichmann

13. Ebola in West Africa: Biosocial and Biomedical Reflections
Daniel B. Cohen

Part III. Making Sense of a Changing Past: History and Historiography

14. Jacob & Esau Today: The End of a Two Millennia Paradigm?
Malachi H. Hacohen

15. Charity, Logic, and Para-Clericalism: Rereading Agassi on Koestler on Galileo
Maurice A. Finocchiaro

16. What Is the Problem? Understanding the History of Ideas
William Berkson

17. Reflections on Science and Imagination
Robert S. Cohen

18. The Legends of One Methodology of Science Used Throughout Its History and Its Independence from the Institutions in which Science Has Been Conducted
John R. Wettersten

19. Beyond Wavefunctions: A Time-Symmetric Nonlocal Ontology for Quantum Mechanics
Yakir Aharonov, Eliahu Cohen, Avshalom C. Elitzur

Part IV. The Open Society and Its Challenges

20. Critical Rationalism Applied: A Footnote to The Siblinghood of Humanity

Margaret Ng

En Route to The Siblinghood of Humanity?
Miriam Farhi Rodrig

22. The Perfect Mediator and His Limitations: Toward a Multifaceted Approach to Peacemaking in the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle
Sapir Handelman

23. Joseph Agassi’s Educational Thoughts in Interchange (1970–1987)
Ian S. Winchester

24. Can the Israeli Academia Replace Mandatory Conscription?
Amir Meital

25. Education for Democracy
Ronald Swartz

26. How Can We Attain Both Democracy and Constitutionalism?
Kiichi Tachibana

27. Civil Nationalism: The Only Buffer Against Fascism and Fundamentalism
Chen Yehezkely

28. Obstructing the Realization of Civil Responsibility: Political, Sociological, Historical, and Psychological Aspects of Civil Responsibility
Chemi Ben-Noon

29. The Secular Problem of Evil
John Kekes

Part V. The Human Study of Human Society

30. Towards A General Sociology of Science
Ian C. Jarvie

31. Critical Rationalism in Sociology
Michael Banton

32. Worker Bees and Slave Labor
Hilde Hein

33. The Pitfall of Hypostatization and the Reality of Social Things
Fred Eidlin, Barry Eidlin

34. On Being a Popperian Economist
Lawrence A. Boland

35. Capitalism at a Crossroad
Raphael Sassower

36. Notes on Revisiting Klappholz and Agassi’s “Methodological Prescriptions in Economics”
Lucien Foldes

37. Joseph Agassi, the M2T Seminar, and His Influence on My Work
Richard G. Lipsey

Part VI. Philosophical Encounters

38. To Transcend the Popper-Agassi Impasse
Nathaniel Laor

39. Joe Agassi, Intellectual Irritant
Rafe Champion

40. Critical Rationalism as Therapy
Michael Segre

41. Dungeons and Dragons: A Lesson in Etiquette from Professor Agassi
Joan Bailey

42. Drive Around the Block
Charles Sawyer

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Political Philosophy, Educational Policy and Politics

Publication year
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Page amount
14 pages
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