This book features papers on the history and philosophy of science. It also includes related reviews of recent research literature on Rudolf Carnap, Eino Kaila, Ernst Mach, and Otto Neurath.
The central idea behind this volume is that this distinctive field is both historical and philosophical at the same time. Good history and philosophy of science is not just history of science into which some philosophy of science may enter. On the other hand, it is neither philosophy of science into which some history of science may enter. The founding insight of this modern research discipline is that history and philosophy have a special affinity and one can effectively advance both simultaneously.
The selection of contributions collected in this volume are good examples and best practices for these claims. In addition, it includes illuminating case studies. It will appeal to scholars in the history of and philosophy of science, especially history and philosophy of physics and biology, as well as economics, extended evolution, and the history of knowledge.
1 Editorial.-A. Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. Contributions from the 5th Conference.-Chap 2 Richard Creath, Metaphysics and the Unity of Science: Two Hundred Years of Controversy.- Chap 3 Axel Gelfert and Jacob Mok, Saving Models from Phenomena: A Cautionary Tale from Membrane and Cell Biology.- Chap 4 Guido Caniglia, My touchstone puzzles. W.D. Hamilton's Work on Social Wasps in the 1960s.- Chap 5 Jane Maienschein, The First Century of Cell Theory: from Structural Units to Complex Living Systems.- Chap 6 Alan F. Chalmers,
Theorizing the distinction between solids, liquids and air: Pressure from Stevin to Pascal.- Chap 7 Richard Staley, "Beyond the conventional boundaries of physics". On relating Ernst Mach's philosophy to his teaching and research in the 1870s and 80s.- Chap 8 Teru Miyake, Scientific Inference and the Earth's Interior: Dorothy Wrinch and Harold Jeffreys at Cambridge.- Chap 9 Thomas Uebel, Values, Facts and Methodologies. A Case Study in Philosophy of Economics.- chap 10 Jürgen Renn and Manfred Laubichler, Extended Evolution and the History of Knowledge.- B. General Part Report/Documentation.- Chap 11 Adam Tamas Tuboly, Carnap's Weltanschauung and the Jugendbewegung: the story of an omitted chapter.-
Reviews.- Chap 12 Günther Sandner, Otto Neurath. Eine politische Biographie. Vienna: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 2014 (Thomas Uebel).- Chap 13 Eino Kaila, Human Knowledge: A Classic Statement of Logical Empiricism. (Matthias Neuber).- Chap 14 Ernst Mach Studienausgabe: Band 1: Analyse der Empfindungen (hg. v. Gereon Wolters), Xenomoi Verlag, Berlin, 2008; Band 2: Erkenntnis und Irrtum (hg. v. Elisabeth Nemeth u. Friedrich Stadler), Xenomoi Verlag, Berlin, 2011; Band 3: Die Mechanik in ihrer Entwicklung. Historisch-kritisch dargestellt (hg. v. Gereon Wolters u. Giora Hon). (Thomas Uebel).- 15. Index of Names.