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Scientific Metaphysics

Don Ross, James Ladyman, and Harold Kincaid (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696499
eISBN:
9780191744983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book gathers original essays by leading philosophers on the question of whether, and how, metaphysics should be naturalized. Though naturalization has been used to mean a variety of different ... More


What Can Contemporary Philosophy Learn from our ‘Scientific Philosophy’ Heritage?

Mark Wilson

in Scientific Metaphysics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696499
eISBN:
9780191744983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696499.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The great nineteenth-century founders of ‘scientific philosophy’ were suspicious of traditionalist views of ‘conceptual content’, believing that worthy notions in science needed to be judged ... More


The Instrumentalist Approach

William Lyons

in Approaches to Intentionality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the rise of ‘scientific philosophy’, which would expose the logical and conceptual bases of natural sciences. The author traces it back to the 19th-century philosopher Auguste ... More


Two Conceptions of Philosophy

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins by providing a bare outline or sketch of a conception of a strictly scientific philosophy — an outline which conveys little sense of the mastery with which, by Quine, the ... More


The Neurophysiologist

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines McCulloch’s activities at Yale University during the 1930s, and the ways in which his work as a neurophysiologist was inseparable from his pursuits in scientific philosophy. ... More


Conclusion: The Theme Revisited

Jan Sprenger and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Philosophy of Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199672110
eISBN:
9780191881671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672110.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In this final chapter, we look back on the results of the book and the methods we used. In particular, we enter a discussion whether Bayesian philosophy of science can and should be labeled a proper ... More


Conclusion Beyond Romantic Love

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter highlights the differences between courtly and Romantic love; however, it must be noted that most of the available literature on the subject tackles issues of passing from one to the ... More


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