Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, Volume 1

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Shahid Rahman, John Symons, Dov M. Gabbay, Jean Paul van Bendegem
Springer Science & Business Media, 25 հոկ, 2004 թ. - 626 էջ
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The aim of the series Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science, of which this is the first volume, is to take up anew the challenge of considering the scientific enterprise in its entirety in light of recent developments in logic and philosophy. Developments in logic are especially relevant to the current situation in philosophy of science. At present, there is no single logic, single approach to semantics or well-defined conception of scientific method dominating the philosophy of science. At the same time, questions concerning linguistic, reductionist and foundationalist approaches to epistemology, the analytic and synthetic distinction as well as disputes concerning semantics and pragmatics have been illuminated by recent developments in logic. Given the power of such developments, discussions of the unity of science are even more intriguing and urgent than in the 20th century. The first title in this new series aims to explore, through extensive co-operation, new ways of achieving the integration of science in all its diversity. The present volume contains essays from some of the most important and influential philosophers in contemporary philosophy, discussing a range of topics such as philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of logic and game theoretical approaches. It will be of great interest to philosophers, computer scientists and all others interested in the scientific rationality.

 

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Logic Epistemology and the Unity of Science An Encyclopedic Project in the Spirit of Neurath and Diderot
3
An International Encyclopedia of the Unified Sciences translated by John Symons and Ramon Alvarado
17
Game Theory and Independence Friendly Logic as a Unifying Framework
23
Towards a Unity of the Human Behavioral Sciences
25
Some Coloured Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics in the 20th Century
41
Logical Versus Nonlogical Concepts An Untenable Dualism?
51
Semantic Games in Logic and Epistemology
57
IF Logic GameTheoretical Semantics and the Philosophy of Science
105
The Logic of the KnowledgeSeeking Activities
289
Belief Contraction Antiformulae and Resource Overdraft Part II Deletion in Resource Unbounded Logics
291
Reasoning about Knowledge in Linear Logic Modalities and Complexity
327
A Solution to Fitchs Paradox of Knowability
351
Theories of Knowledge and Ignorance
381
ActionTheoretic Aspects of Theory Choice
419
Some Computational Constraints in Epistemic Logic
437
Contributions from NonClassical Logics
457

Unity and Plurality in Science and in Logic
139
Concepts Structured through Reduction A Structuralist Resource Illuminates the ConsolidationLongTerm Potentiation LTP Link
141
The Unity of Science and the Unity of Being A Sketch of a Formal Approach
151
Logical Pluralism and the Preservation of Warrant
163
In Defence of the Dog Response to Restall
175
Normic Laws NonMonotonic Reasoning and the Unity of Science
181
The Puzzling Role of Philosophy in Life Sciences Bases for a Joint Program for Philosophy and History of Science
213
The Creative Growth of Mathematics
229
Quantum Logic and the Unity of Science
257
The Need for Adaptive Logics in Epistemology
459
Logics for Qualitative Reasoning
487
Logic of Dynamics and Dynamics of Logic Some Paradigm Examples
527
Complementarity and Paraconsistency
557
Law Logic Rhetoric a Procedural Model of Legal Argumentation
569
Essentialist Metaphysics in a Scientific Framework
589
Index
601
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John Symons is Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas.

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