The Search for a Naturalistic World View
Scientific Method and Epistemology v. 1
By (author) Abner Shimony
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Search for a Naturalistic World View by Abner Shimony
Book DescriptionAbner Shimony is one of the most eminent of present-day philosophers of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume 1993 collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy. Shimony regards the knowing subject as an entity in nature whose faculties must be studied from the points of view of evolutionary biology and empirical psychology. He maintains that the twentieth century is one of the great ages of metaphysics, given the deep implications of quantum mechanics, relativity theory and molecular biology. Nevertheless he rejects the thesis that mentality is entirely explicable in physical terms and argues that mind has a fundamental place in nature. Though distinguishing between values and scientifically established facts, Shimony holds that the sense of wonder cultivated by the natural sciences is one of the noblest of human values.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521377447
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This two-volume collection of Abner Shimony's essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy.
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This two-volume 1993 collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy.
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