By Nancy Cartwright LSE and UCSD (auth.), Vassilios Karakostas, Dennis Dieks (eds.)
This publication features a number of unique convention papers masking all significant fields within the philosophy of technological know-how, which were prepared into topics. the 1st component of this quantity starts off with the formal philosophy of technology, strikes directly to idealization, illustration and clarification after which finishes with realism, anti-realism and designated technology legislation. the second one part covers the philosophy of the actual sciences, quantum mechanics, spontaneous symmetry breaking, the philosophy of house and time, linking physics and metaphysics and the philosophy of chemistry.
Further themed sections disguise the philosophies of the existence sciences, the cognitive sciences and the social sciences. Readers will locate that this quantity offers an exceptional evaluate of the cutting-edge within the philosophy of technology, as practiced in numerous eu international locations.
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This lack of explanatory ontological depth is illustrated again by animal experimentation. George Gamow’s liquid drop model, which assumes the atomic nucleus to be a drop of incompressible fluid, was used successfully in the building of the atom bomb. The analogy between liquid and the nucleus is sufficient to develop Weizsäcker’s formula which gives a useful approximation to the mass and binding energy of an atom, but atom bombs do not show that the atomic nucleus is a liquid drop. Fifthly, as most scientific realists are fallibilists, it should be emphasized that the abductive support of theories by their empirical success is always uncertain and corrigible.
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As a matter of fact, that these are (need to be) two different worlds is what makes the paradox disappear. e. not in the world, where “p and p is unknown” is known to be true. This means that when we distribute the knowledge operator over “p and p is unknown”, no contradiction can emerge. For after the distribution, we end up with two different non contradictory claims. e. in the world where it is unknown indeed. From (ii) we can, of course, deduce that, in the world where p is unknown, p is unknown, but there is not any problem with such a conclusion.
EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science by Nancy Cartwright LSE and UCSD (auth.), Vassilios Karakostas, Dennis Dieks (eds.)