6 edition of Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science (Epistemische Studien Schriften Zur Erkenntnis-Und Wissenschaftstheorie) found in the catalog.
August 31, 2007
by Ontos Verlag
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||330|
It is here argued that functionalist constraints on psychology do not preclude the applicability of classic forms of reduction and, therefore, do not support claims to a principled, or de jure, autonomy of psychology. In Part I, after isolating one minimal restriction any functionalist theory must impose on its categories, it is shown that any functionalism imposing an additional constraint of. Philosophy of science 1 Philosophy of science Part of a series on Science • Outline • Portal • Category The philosophy of science is concerned with all the assumptions, foundations, methods, implications of science, and with the use and merit of science. This discipline sometimes overlaps metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, viz.
Reductionism as a scientific methodology has been extraordinarily successful in biology. However, recent developments in molecular biology have shown that reductionism is seriously inadequate in dealing with the mind-boggling complexity of integrated biological systems. This title presents an appropriate balance between science and philosophy and covers traditional . Descartes held that - contrary to humans - animals could be reductively explained as automata - De homines ). Reductionism in philosophy describes a number of related, contentious theories that hold, very roughly, that the nature of complex things can always be reduced to (explained by) simpler or more fundamental things. This is said of objects, phenomena, explanations, theories, and.
The Limits of Reductionism in Biology. Wiley, Chichester (Novartis Foundation Symposium ) p The reductionist idea, which was already a gleam in the eye of the Presocratic philosophers, and which has been such a creative driving force in the history of modern science. Library and Information Science, Book Studies; Life Sciences; Linguistics and Semiotics; Literary Studies; Materials Sciences; Mathematics; Medicine; Music; Pharmacy; Philosophy; Physics; Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science. Series:Epistemische Studien / Epistemic Studies See all formats and pricing eBook (PDF) Publication Date.
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Reductionism, in philosophy, a view that asserts that entities of a given kind are identical to, or are collections or combinations of, entities of another (often simpler or more basic) kind or that expressions denoting such entities are definable in terms of expressions denoting otherthe ideas that physical bodies are collections of atoms or that a given mental state (e.g.
Conservative Reductionism (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science Book 8) - Kindle edition by Michael Esfeld, Christian Sachse. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Conservative Reductionism (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science Book 8).Manufacturer: Routledge.
Reductionism in the Philosophy of Science develops a novel account of reduction in science and applies it to the relationship between classical and molecular genetics.
However, rather than addressing the epistemological issues that have been essential to the reductionism debate in philosophy of biology, the discussion primarily pursues ontological questions, as they are known, about reducing.
Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions, respectively) and to build an anti-reductionist.
The Aesthetics of Science Beauty, Imagination and Understanding 1st Edition. Milena Ivanova, Steven French Janu This volume builds on two recent developments in philosophy on the relationship between art and science: the notion of representation and the role of values in theory choice and the development of scientific theories.
Reductionism is an approach to understanding the nature of complex things by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things. It can also be described as the philosophical position that a complex system is nothing but the sum of its parts, and that an account of it can be reduced to accounts of individual constituents.
The view of science of philosophy in the early 60s was generally reductionist. This meant that in principle the objects and processes of one level of science were made out of the objects of the next level down, ending with subatomic physics.
Thus, biology reduced. Scientific reductionism is not a viable theory in modern science, because the processes governing the universe are so complex and intertwined that they can never be understood fully.
Despite this, reductionist thinking does have some uses, and allows complex. The topic to which this book is devoted is reductionism, and not reduction.
The difference in the adoption of these two denominations is not, contrary to what might appear at first sight, just a matter of preference between a more abstract (reductionism) or a more concrete (reduction) terminology for indicating the same sUbject matter.
Reductionism as Philosophy Reductionism is a philosophical tenet which states that by analyzing a system to its ultimate component parts, we will be able to unravel it at deeper and deeper levels.
It is the process of reducing any feature of the perceived world to its final elements with the hope of exposing all the secrets about the phenomenon. In this book, Steven Horst argues that this whole conversation is based on assumptions left over from an outdated philosophy of science.
While reductionism was part of the philosophical orthodoxy fifty years ago, it has been decisively rejected by philosophers of science over the past thirty years, and for good reason.5/5(1). Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated).
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Fred Gifford, in Philosophy of Medicine, Another important philosophical topic for the biomedical sciences is reductionism, and the set of issues that arise from considering the relationship between fields, questions, theories and entities at different “levels” of organization, such as those of molecules, cells, organs, organisms, philosophical questions that arise here span.
Reductionism in the philosophy of science. Frankfurt: Ontos,  (OCoLC) Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Christian Sachse. Philosophy throws out answers to the question, argues for the answers and investigates their consequences.
This happens first of all by reflecting and meditating over the things, not by experience-scientifical way. Philosophy is in that way a deepening of our everyday understanding. It is a reflection over well-known subjects. In biology, philosophy of: Molecular biology. Methodological reductionism is the closely related view that the behaviour of entities of a certain kind can be explained in terms of the behaviour or properties of entities of another (usually physically smaller) kind.
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[Christian Sachse] -- In contemporary philosophy of science, ontological reductionism, or the claim that everything that exists in the world is something physical, is the consensus mainstream position.
Contrary to a. Highly recommended to all who are interested in mind, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.' Jaegwon Kim - Brown University, Rhode Island ‘Carl Gillett's masterful book is a comprehensive and original contribution to the philosophical discussion of emergence and reduction in science and philosophy.'Cited by: Beyond Reduction: Philosophy of Mind and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science By Steven Horst Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview Darwinian Reductionism, or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology By Alex Rosenberg University of Chicago Press.
Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introductionintroduces all the main themes in the philosophy of science, including the nature of causation, explanation, laws, theory, models, evidence, reductionism, probability, teleology, realism and instrumentalism.
This substantially revised and updated second edition of a highly successful.What makes this book stand out is, on the one hand, the clarity by which it is written and, on the other hand, the in-depth coverage of issues not normally treated in general introductions to philosophy of science.Science, in contrast to religion, opens up the great questions of being to rational discussion, to discussion with the prospect of resolution and elucidation.
Science, above all, respects the power of the human intellect. Science is the apotheosis of the intellect and the consummation of the Renaissance.