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  • ISBN: 9780226091860
  • ISBN10: 0226091864

Taking the Naturalistic Turn or How Real Philosophy of Science Is Done

by Werner Callebaut

  • List Price: $153.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1993
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Description: Analytical Table of Contents List of Participants Acknowledgments 1. Turning Naturalistic: An Introduction Part One - Talking About It 2. Beyond Positivism and Historicism 2.1. Three Philosophical Generations 2.2. In Praise of the Received View (Yes) 2.3. Alienation of Philosophy from Science: A 1990s Recap 2.4. Who Killed Logical Positivism? 2.5. A Decisive Transformation of Our Image of Science 2.6. A Decisive Transformation of Our Image of Science 2.7. Positivism and Historicism Back to Back 2.8. Three Waves of Empirical Information: A Sneak Preview 3. Toward a New Theory of Science: New Dimensions, Features, and Approaches 3.1. Philosophy of What? 3.2. First Voyager: From Engineering to Biology 3.3. Second Voyager: From Economics to Biology, Back and Forth 3.4. Third Voyager: From Mathematics to Biology 3.5. Major Features of a Naturalized Philosophy of Science 3.6. A Trojan Horse: Steps toward an Anthropology of Science 4. Philosophy of Science Revisited 4.1. Explanation: The Hempel Heritage 4.2. Reduction: Who Has the Last Word? 4.3. The Realism-Constructivism Debate 5. New Roles and Tools for Philosophers of Science 5.1. Who Needs Philosophers Anyway? 5.2. Underlaborers 5.3. Discovery is Everywhere 5.4. A General Picture of the Scientific Enterprise: Pros and Cons 5.5. The Semantic View of Theories: A New Tool for the Trade 5.6. A Role for Methodology after All? Part Two - Doing It 6. Philosophy of Biology 6.1. The View from Within 6.2. Getting a Grip on Evolutionary Theory 6.3. The Missing Half Pancake: The Elusive Environment 6.4. The Social Construction of Genes and Ecosystems 6.5. The Units-of-Selection Controversy 6.6. What Evolves? Reconsidering the Metaphysics of Evolution 7. Evolutionary Epistemology 7.1. Is It Epistemology? 7.2. The Evolutionary Approach to Science 7.3. A Tool for the Historiographer 7.4. In the Real Third World, People Die 8. Cognitive Approaches to Science and Philosophy 8.1. Steps Toward a Cognitive Science 8.2. Varieties of Cognitivism 8.3. Gibsonian Attractions 8.4. Reconsidering the Mind/Brain Issue 8.5. Neurophilosophy 9. Development, Learning, and Culture 9.1. Why Genetics Is Not Enough, I: The Return of Ontogeny 9.2. Why Genetics is not Enough, II: The Biology of Behavior and Learning 9.3. The Missing Link: Evolutionary Psychology? 9.4. Fitness, The Bugbear of Evolutionary Biology 9.5. Getting a Grip on Cultural Transmission 9.6. Is Cultural Evolution Lamarckian? 10. Philosophy Moves Along 10.1. Evolutionary Ethics 10.2. The Explosion of Philosophy of Science 10.3. Philosophy Education 10.4. Let Us Not Forget German History 10.5. Gender Studies 10.6. The Future of Science Studies Postscript References Index
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