The Resource Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts, by Evandro Agazzi, (electronic resource)

Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts, by Evandro Agazzi, (electronic resource)

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Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts
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Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts
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by Evandro Agazzi
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eng
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The first part of this book is of an epistemological nature and develops an original theory of scientific objectivity, understood in a weak sense (as intersubjective agreement among the specialists) and a strong sense (as having precise concrete referents). In both cases it relies upon the adoption of operational criteria designed within the particular perspective under which any single science considers reality. The “object” so attained has a proper ontological status, dependent on the specific character of the criteria of reference (regional ontologies). This justifies a form of scientific realism. Such perspectives are also the result of a complex cultural-historical situation. The awareness of such a “historical determinacy” of science justifies including in the philosophy of science the problems of ethics of science, relations of science with metaphysics, and social dimensions of science that overstep the traditional restriction of the philosophy of science to an epistemology of science. It is to this “context” that the second part of the book is devoted
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Agazzi, Evandro
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non fiction
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  • Philosophy (General)
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Science
  • Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Mathematical Logic and Foundations
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Nature
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Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts, by Evandro Agazzi, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Historical and Philosophical Background -- The Characterisation of Objectivity -- First Corollaries in the Philosophy of Science -- The Ontological Commitment of Science -- Scientific Realism -- The Contexts of Objectivity -- Corollaries in the Philosophy of Science -- Scientific Truth Revisited -- The Context of Making Science -- Science and Metaphysics -- Appendix -- References -- Indexes
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XVII, 482 p. 7 illus.
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electronic
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9783319046600
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computer
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10.1007/978-3-319-04660-0
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-04660-0
Label
Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts, by Evandro Agazzi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical and Philosophical Background -- The Characterisation of Objectivity -- First Corollaries in the Philosophy of Science -- The Ontological Commitment of Science -- Scientific Realism -- The Contexts of Objectivity -- Corollaries in the Philosophy of Science -- Scientific Truth Revisited -- The Context of Making Science -- Science and Metaphysics -- Appendix -- References -- Indexes
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVII, 482 p. 7 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319046600
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-04660-0
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-04660-0

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