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Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

Adolf Grünbaum


This volume is a collection of Adolf Grünbaum’s most discussed essays on Scientific Rationality. It covers the problem of what it takes for a theory to be called scientific and asks whether it is plausible to draw a clear distinction between science and non-science as was famously proposed by Karl Popper. It also delves into the debate between determinism and indeterminism both in science and in the humanities, and defends the position of the Human Determinist. This then leads to a thorough criticism of the current theological approaches to ethics and morality, where Grünbaum defends an explic ... More

Keywords: scientific Rationality, falsification, holism, duhem-Quine Thesis, free Will, humane Determinism, religion, theism, secular Humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989928
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adolf Grünbaum, author
University of Pittsburgh