Synopses & Reviews
A vivid and comprehensive picture of the current state of research in all directions of logic and philosophy of science. The book presents a wide combination of papers containing relevant technical results in the foundations of science and papers devoted to conceptual analyses, deeply rooted in advanced present-day research. Audience: The volume is attractive both for specialists in foundational questions and scholars interested in general epistemology.
Synopsis
A vivid and comprehensive picture of the current state of research in all directions of logic and philosophy of science. The book presents a wide combination of papers containing relevant technical results in the foundations of science and papers devoted to conceptual analyses, deeply rooted in advanced present-day research. Audience: The volume is attractive both for specialists in foundational questions and scholars interested in general epistemology.
Table of Contents
Editorial.
Part I: Epistemology and Philosophy of Language. A Realism, Idealism, and General Terms;
E. Bencivenga. From Normal Machine to Social Colony: Toward a Complex Dynamical Philosophy of Science;
W.E. Herfel, C.A. Hooker. Observation and Reliable Detection;
P. Humphreys. Conceptual Idealism and Stove's Gem;
A. Musgrave. Holism in Artificial Intelligence;
C. Penco. Part II: Philosophy of Probability. Model Selection for Causal Theories;
B. Desjardins. Nonstandard Analysis and a Classification of Probability Spaces;
S. Fajardo. Some Remarks on Objective Chance (F.P. Ramsey, K.R. Popper and N.R. Campbell);
M.C. Galavotti. Misapprehensions about Significance Tests and Bayesianism;
M.G. Sandrini. Part III: Philosophy and Foundations of Physics. The Quantum Probabilistic Approach to the Foundations of Quantum Theory: Urns and Chameleons;
L. Accardi. The Creation-discovery-view: Towards a Possible Explanation of Quantum Reality;
D. Aerts, B. Coecke. Virtual Reality: Consequences of No-Go Theorems for the Modal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics;
G. Bacciagaluppi, P. Vermaas. Is Chaos Indeterministic?
R.C. Bishop, F.M. Kronz. Wormholes and Timelike Curves: Is There Room for the Grandfather Paradox?
G. Boniolo. John von Neumann met Kurt Gödel: Undecidable Statements in Quantum Mechanics;
T. Breuer. Set-theoretical Models for Quantum Systems;
N.C. da Costa, D. Krause. Non-Ideal Measurements and Physical Possibility in Quantum Mechanics;
M. Del Seta, M. Suárez. Time, Relativity, and the Spatiality of Mental Events;
M. Dorato. Bell-type Inequalities and Orthomodular Lattices;
A. Dvurecenskij. An Informal Presentation of Semantic Realism and Its Solution of Quantum Paradoxes;
C. Garola. Individualistic versus Statistical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics;
P. Mittelstaedt. The Locality Scandal of Quantum Mechanics;
F.A. Muller. Uncertainty and Dependence in Classical and Quantum Logic &endash; the Role of Triangular Norms. Quantum Logics and Quantum Measurements;
M. Navara, P. Pták. Quantum Logics and Quantum Measurements;
S. Pulmannová. Attempt at the Logical Explanation of the Wave-particle duality;
J. Pykacz. Part IV: History of Science. The Bohr-Einstein Photon Box Debate;
D. Dieks. Kantianism and Physics from the 19th to the 20th Century.
Part V: Science and Music. Epimoric Ratios and Greek Musical Theory;
F. Bellissima. Music and Science;
G. Toraldo di Francia.