Search for a Naturalistic World View
Natural Science and Metaphysics v. 2
By (author) Abner Shimony
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Search for a Naturalistic World View by Abner Shimony
Book DescriptionAbner Shimony an eminent philosopher of science, whose work has exerted a profound influence in both the philosophy and physics communities. This two-volume 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. The first volume, Scientific Method and Epistemology, deals with the dialectic of subject and object, epistemic probability, induction and scientific theories, perception and conception, and fact and values. The focus of the second volume, Natural Sciences and Metaphysics, is on quantum mechanical measurement and non-locality, parts and wholes, time, and mind and matter.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521377454
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-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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