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TitlePhilosophy and Conceptual History of Science in Taiwan [electronic resource] / edited by Cheng-Hung Lin, Daiwie Fu
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1993
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2500-0
Descript XIV, 276 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Scholarly studies of mathematics and the sciences, carried out by philosยญ ophers and historians in Taiwan in recent years, have two main goals: first, positive and critical participation in the logical analysis of scientific theories and scientific explanation; and second, conceptual clarification joined with faithful historical investigation of the sciences of traditional and modem China. In this book, Professors Cheng-hung Lin and Daiwie Fu have gathered fine representative essays from both endeavors. Their two introductory discussions guide the reader in three ways. First, we have insightful remarks concerning the development of science studies in Taiwan during the past three decades. Then we see the place of such studies, particularly those in the logic and methodology of science, in the philosophy of science as that discipline has evolved in the West in recent years. Finally we have an account of the changes that have occurred among philosophers and historians of Chinese science as they have turned away from an assumpยญ tion of Western definitions of scientific achievement, a tum that is common to Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese and Western scholars


CONTENT

I/Philosophy of Science -- On the Analytic and the Synthetic -- Solutions to the Paradoxes of Confirmation, Goodmanโ{128}{153}s Paradox, and Two New Theories of Confirmation -- Hempel on Inductive Shortcomings in Craigian Method -- Confirmation Logic and Its Applications -- Popperโ{128}{153}s Logical Analysis of Basic Statements -- The Evolution of Science: Theoretic Recombination as a Selection Process -- Eliminative Materialism and Connectionism -- II/Conceptual History of Science -- Problem Domain, Taxonomy, and Comparativity in Histories of Science โ{128}{148} With a Case Study in the Comparative History of โ{128}{152}Opticsโ{128}{153} -- From One Gnomon to Two Gnomons: A Methodological Study of the Method of Double Differences -- Chinese Mathematics at the Turn of the 19th Century: Jiao Xun, Wang Lai and Li Rui -- Bao Qi-Shou (???) and His Polyhedral Hun Yuan Tu (???) -- The Development of Geology in Republican China, 1912โ{128}{147}1937 -- Local Contexts, Strategies and Sinicization: A Case Study of the Sinicization Formulation in the Social Sciences of Taiwan (1970sโ{128}{148}1980s) -- Notes on Contributors


Philosophy History Language and languages -- Philosophy Philosophy and science Philosophy Philosophy of Science History general Philosophy of Language



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