Mario Bunge: A Centenary Festschrift

  • Michael R. Matthews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. An Academic Vocation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Guillermo M. Denegri
      Pages 31-35
    3. Heinz W. Droste
      Pages 63-80
  3. Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Alberto Cordero
      Pages 83-100
    3. María Manzano, Manuel Crescencio Moreno
      Pages 117-138
    4. Nicholas Rescher
      Pages 181-184
    5. Rögnvaldur D. Ingthorsson
      Pages 205-217
    6. Evandro Agazzi
      Pages 219-240
    7. Ingvar Johansson
      Pages 241-262
    8. Joseph Agassi, Nimrod Bar-Am
      Pages 263-272
  4. Physics and Philosophy of Physics

  5. Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Ignacio Morgado-Bernal
      Pages 377-385
  6. Sociology and Social Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Marta Crivos
      Pages 389-396
    3. Russell Blackford
      Pages 439-463
  7. Ethics and Political Philosophy

  8. Biology and Philosophy of Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. Rafael González del Solar, Luis Marone, Javier Lopez de Casenave
      Pages 555-573
    3. Francisco Yannarella, Mauro A. E. Chaparro, José Geiser Villavicencio-Pulido, Martín Orensanz, Guillermo M. Denegri
      Pages 575-583
  9. Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Jean-Pierre Marquis
      Pages 587-608
    3. Michael Kary
      Pages 609-631
    4. Reinhard Kahle
      Pages 633-642
  10. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 643-643
  11. Varia

About this book


This volume has 41 chapters written to honor the 100th birthday of Mario Bunge. It celebrates the work of this influential Argentine/Canadian physicist and philosopher. Contributions show the value of Bunge’s science-informed philosophy and his systematic approach to philosophical problems.

The chapters explore the exceptionally wide spectrum of Bunge’s contributions to: metaphysics, methodology and philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of physics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology, moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, medical philosophy, and education. The contributors include scholars from 16 countries.

Bunge combines ontological realism with epistemological fallibilism. He believes that science provides the best and most warranted knowledge of the natural and social world, and that such knowledge is the only sound basis for moral decision making and social and political reform. Bunge argues for the unity of knowledge. In his eyes, science and philosophy constitute a fruitful and necessary partnership. Readers will discover the wisdom of this approach and will gain insight into the utility of cross-disciplinary scholarship. This anthology will appeal to researchers, students, and teachers in philosophy of science, social science, and liberal education programmes.


Leibnizian Precedents Contemporary Cognitive Science Enlightenment Education Tradition context of contemporary cognitive studies Bunge´s truth theory Quantitative Epistemology Dual Axiomatics Principle of parsimony Psychophysical identity hypothesis Scientific-Humanistic Ethics Their Proper Conceptualization Bunge’s Legal Philosophy Dual Axiomatics scientific anthropology Bungean systemic ontology Information and Communication Technologies mechanistic epistemology Systemist Perspective Ethics and Political Theory Engelsian Dialectical

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael R. Matthews
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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