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Christian, Alexander

Philosophy of Science

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Table of contents

Part I. Philosophy of Physics

1. Are There Good Arguments Against Scientific Realism?
Paul Hoyningen-Huene

2. Quantum Gravity: A Dogma of Unification?
Kian Salimkhani

3. On Predictions and Explanations in Multiverse Scenarios
Keizo Matsubara

4. The Clock Paradox: Luise Lange’s Discussion
Andrea Reichenberger

Part II. Philosophy of Life Sciences

5. Bio-Agency and the Possibility of Artificial Agents
Anne Sophie Meincke

6. When Mechanisms Are Not Enough: The Origin of Eukaryotes and Scientific Explanation
Roger Deulofeu, Javier Suárez

7. Functions, Malfunctioning, and Negative Causation
Ludger Jansen

8. Disease Entities, Negative Causes, Multifactoriality, and the Naturalness of Disease Classifications. Remarks on Some Philosophical Misperceptions of Medical Pathology
Peter Hucklenbroich

Part III. Philosophy of Social Sciences and Values in Science

9. Identifying Agnotological Ploys: How to Stay Clear of Unjustified Dissent
Martin Carrier

10. The “Ought”-Dimension in Value Theory: The Concept of the Desirable in John Dewey’s Definition of Value and Its Significance for the Social Sciences
Elizaveta Kostrova

11. From Stability to Validity: How Standards Serve Epistemic Ends
Lara Huber

Part IV. Philosophy of Mathematics and Formal Modeling

12. Constitutive Inference and the Problem of a Complete Variation of Factors
Jens Harbecke

13. A Partial Calculus for Dag Prawitz’s Theory of Grounds and a Decidability Issue
Antonio Piccolomini d’Aragona

14. Models in Search of Targets: Exploratory Modelling and the Case of Turing Patterns
Axel Gelfert

Keywords: Philosophy, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Mathematics

Editor
 
 
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
European Studies in Philosophy of Science
Page amount
21 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319725772
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-72576-5

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