Philosophy from a Skeptical Perspective
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Philosophy from a Skeptical Perspective by Joseph Agassi
Book DescriptionOne of the questions that philosophers discuss is: How can we avoid, or at least reduce, errors when explaining the world? The skeptical answer to this question is: We cannot avoid errors since no statement is certain or even definitely plausible, but we can eliminate some past errors. This book advocates the skeptical position and discusses its practical applications in science, ethics, aesthetics, and politics. It brings philosophy down to earth and comprises an outline of a skeptical guide to the real world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521726399
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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First comprehensive collection of Feyerabend's philosophy of quantum physics, the hotbed of all key issues of his most debated ideas.
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This book explores the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science, describing the ideology of the amateur scientific societies, their social structure and the ways they helped to make modern science such a magnificent institution.
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Author Biography - Joseph Agassi
Joseph Agassi is Professor Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University and York University, Toronto. He is the author of more than 400 contributions, including more than twenty books, on a variety of topics in philosophy. Abraham Meidan is an independent scholar of philosophy. He is the chief executive officer of WizSoft, a data-mining software company; Chairman of the Board of Afeka Engineering College in Tel Aviv; and Chairman of the Targetech Innovation Center.
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