Reductionism and the Development of Knowledge
|Series title:||Jean Piaget Symposia Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Group|
| Imprint:||Psychology Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $54.95|
| Book Description: |
Among the many conceits of modern thought is the idea that philosophy, tainted as it is by subjective evaluation, is a shaky guide for human affairs. People, it is argued, are better off if they base their conduct either on know-how with its pragmatic criterion of truth (i.e., possibility) or on science with its universal criterion of rational necessity.
Since Helmholtz, there has been increasing concern in the life sciences about the role of reductionism in the construction...