Proper Ambition of Science - London Studies in the History of Philosophy (Paperback)M. W. F. Stone (editor)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 31/10/2013
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What is the proper relation between the scientific worldview and other parts or aspects of human knowledge and experience? Can any science aim at complete coverage of the world, and if it does, will it undermine--in principle or by tendency--other attempts to describe or understand the world? Should morality, theology and other areas resist or be protected from scientific treatment? Questions of this sort have been of pressing philosophical concern since antiquity. The Proper Ambition of Science presents ten particular case studies written by prominent philosophers, looking at how this problem has been approached from the ancient world right up to the present day. Contributors: Bob Sharples, M.W.F. Stone, G.A.J. Rogers, J.R. Milton, Aaron Ridley, Christopher Hookway, Dermot Moran, Thomas E. Uebel, David Papineau, and Nancy Cartwright.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 240
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