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Philosophy of science in the twentieth century

four central themes

by Donald Gillies

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-244) and index.

    StatementDonald Gillies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ174.8 .G55 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 251 p. ;
    Number of Pages251
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1731773M
    ISBN 100631158642, 0631183582
    LC Control Number92036318

    A History of Science, Technology, & Philosophy in the 18th Century, Volume I by A. Wolf and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Twentieth Century Philosophy of Science. In the British physicist Arthur Eddington led an expedition to the island of Principe off the West coast of Africa to photograph a total eclipse of the Sun.

    Philosophies: Feminist, Twentieth-Century. The term feminism is used both in reference to social movements, such as the late-nineteenth century women's rights movement or the mid-twentieth century women's movement in Europe and the United States, and to theories that identify and critique injustices against women, such as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft ( This book is the first comprehensive critical study of the work of Paul Feyerabend, one of the foremost twentieth-century philosophers of science. The book traces the evolution of Feyerabends thought, beginning with his early attempt to graft insights from Wittgensteins conception of meaning onto Poppers falsificationist philosophy.

    Focusing on nineteenth-century science, the essays—by historians of philosophy, science, and mathematics—trace the multiple intellectual transformations that have led from Kant's original scientific situation to the scientific problems of the twentieth book examines Kant's influence on five strands of nineteenth-century. In this book Donald Gillies set out to provide both an introduction to and 'a history of philosophy of science in the twentieth century' by focusing on four themes that 'all would agree are indeed of the greatest importance' (p. xi).


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