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Reason and rationality in natural science

Reason and rationality in natural science

a group of essays

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Published by University Press of America, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh in Lanham, MD, Pittsburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Reason.,
  • Rationalism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Nicholas Rescher.
    SeriesCPS publications in philosophy of science
    ContributionsRescher, Nicholas.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175.3 .R417 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination219 p. ;
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3028737M
    ISBN 10081914763X, 0819147648
    LC Control Number85009237

    Offers an appraisal of human rationality, surveying the forms of reasoning and criteria of rationality that have characterized the production of knowledge across culture and history Establishes the understandings of rationality as both theory and practice encountered within professional communities in both the natural sciences and Christian. J. Hricko, in Rationality, Scientific rationality more generally. I’ll now make some brief remarks about how the arguments that I’ve presented bear on the issue of scientific rationality more generally. If those arguments are correct, then we must admit that when scientists are faced with a decision between retaining and eliminating a given entity, it may be the case, at least.

    Rationality itself is increasingly identified, more mathematico, with the capacity for quantification. This notion accounts with great accuracy for the primacy of a triumphal natural science, and yet has precious little to do with the concept of reason as such. As Nozick explores rationality of decision and rationality of belief, he shows how principles actually function in our day-to-day thinking and in our efforts to live peacefully and productively with each hout, the book combines daring speculations with detailed investigations to portray the nature and status of rationality and the.

    pure reason also clearly reflects the increasing emphasis on the question of pure natural science found in the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (). For an ex-tended discussion of Kant’s theory of pure natural science and its relationtoNewtonian physics see Friedman, Kant and the Exact Sciences (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Uni-. Reason, in philosophy, the faculty or process of drawing logical term “reason” is also used in several other, narrower senses. Reason is in opposition to sensation, perception, feeling, desire, as the faculty (the existence of which is denied by empiricists) by which fundamental truths are intuitively fundamental truths are the causes or “reasons” of.


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Rationality is the quality or state of being rational – that is, being based on or agreeable to reason. Rationality implies the conformity of one's beliefs with one's reasons to believe, and of one's actions with one's reasons for action.

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answer to 01 grounds science's rationality in what I shall call below a commitment to evidence, and then goes on to inquire about the constitution of good reason or evidence in science. Summary. Nozick views human rationality as an evolutionary adaptation. Its delimited purpose and function may be responsible for biases and blind spots, possibly accounting for philosophy's difficulty with perennial questions that are remote from the exigencies that drive natural : Robert Nozick.

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Dr Kalin argues that far from being a self-standing. The roots of the concept of rationality in the West lie with the Greek thinkers known collectively as the pre-Socratics. With their focus on the study of nature, they gave birth to scientifi c naturalism, namely, the description of nature without appeal to supernatural causes or : Daniel R.

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He discusses concepts of rationality--the pictures of rationality on which the debate centers--and assesses the empirical evidence used to argue that humans are irrational.