Ideals of Scientific Explanation and the Nature of Its Objects

Philosophy 310
Bryn Mawr College
Spring, 2003
Mondays, 2-4, Guild 210

31 March
Re-Thinking Philosophy of Science?
II. Generalizing Darwin

Steven Johnson, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, Introduction and Chapter 1
See also Life Greater complexity/generativity -> indeterminacy, change in elements, change in "environment"

Popper/Kuhn revisited ...

More work:

Grobstein, Paul Getting It Less Wrong: The Brain's Way
Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. Philosophy in the Flesh, Chapters 1-4




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