Discourse on a new method : reinvigorating the marriage of history and philosophy of science / edited by Mary Domski and Michael Dickson with a concluding essay Michael Friedman.

Chicago : Open Court, c2010.
x, 852 p. ; 24 cm.


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Discourse on a new method, or a manifesto for a synthetic approach to history and philosophy of science / Mary Domski and Michael Dickson -- Pt. 1. The Newtonian era -- The axiomatic tradition in 17th century mechanics / Domenico Bertoloni Meli -- The reduction to the pristine state in Robert Boyle's corpuscular philosophy / William R. Newman -- Newton as historically-minded philosopher / Mary Domski -- Newton's forces in Kant's critique / Andrew Janiak -- Pt. 2. Kant -- Kant and Lambert on geometrical postulates in the reform of metaphysics / Alison Laywine -- Two studies in the reception of Kant's philosophy of arithmetic / Charles Parsons -- Philosophy, geometry, and logic in Leibniz, Wolff, and the early Kant / Daniel Sutherland -- Kant on attractive and repulsive force : the balancing argument / Daniel Warren -- Mathematical method in Kant, Schelling, and Hegel / Frederick C. Beiser -- Pt. 3. Logical positivism and neo-Kantianism -- Validity in the cultural sciences? / John ichael Krois -- Ernst Cassirer and Michael Friedman : Kantian or Hegelian dynamics of reason? / Alan Richardson -- From Mach to Carnap: a tale of confusion / Paul Pojman -- Quine's objection and Carnap's Aufbau / Thomas Ricketts -- "Let me briefly indicate why I do not find this standpoint natural" : Einstein, general relativity, and the contingent a priori / Don Howard -- Pt. 4. History and philosophy of physics -- How Hume and Mach helped Einstein find special relativity / John Norton -- The paracletes of quantum gravity / James Mattingly -- Dirac and mathematical beauty / Michael Dickson -- Theory, coordination, and empirical meaning in modern physics / Scott Tanona -- The "relativized a priori" : an appreciation and a critique / Thomas Ryckman -- Pt. 5. Post-Kuhnian philosophy of science -- The role of the foundations of mathematics in the development of Carnap's theory of theories / William Demopoulos -- Synthesis, the synthetic a priori, and the origins of modern space-time theory / Robert DiSalle -- How should we describe scientific change? or : a neo-Popperian reads Friedman / Noretta Koertge -- The construction of reason : Kant, Carnap, Kuhn, and beyond / Richard Creath -- Back to "back to Kant" / Mark Wilson -- Pt. 6. Michael Friedman responds -- Synthetic history reconsidered / Michael Friedman.
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