Evandro Agazzi, Gerhard Heinzmann

The Practical Turn in Philosophy of Science

After Gödel’s results the limitations of the three principal “foundational schools” became more and more evident, while the “working scientists” continued their activity caring more for the acquisition of “results” than for logical rigor. This “pragmatic turn” was perceivable also in philosophy of science due to an influence of pragmatism that replaced the previous influence of logical empiricism and analytic philosophy.

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The contributions of this book investigate systematically and historically many aspects of the relations between science, metaphysics and religion.

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