Scientific Philosophy Today

Essays in Honor of Mario Bunge

  • Joseph Agassi
  • Robert S. Cohen

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 67)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Leo Apostel
    Pages 1-44
  3. Máximo García-Sucre
    Pages 45-69
  4. Władysław Krajewski
    Pages 99-109
  5. Hugues Leblanc
    Pages 123-138
  6. Fernand Lemay
    Pages 139-150
  7. Hans Lenk
    Pages 151-157
  8. Lynn M. Lindholm
    Pages 159-186
  9. Henry Margenau
    Pages 187-199
  10. John Maynard Smith
    Pages 201-206
  11. Carlos-Ulises Moulines
    Pages 207-224
  12. Miguel A. Quintanilla
    Pages 225-237
  13. Friedrich Rapp
    Pages 287-298
  14. Michael Ruse
    Pages 299-309
  15. Erhard Scheibe
    Pages 311-331
  16. Tom Settle
    Pages 357-379
  17. Roberto Torretti
    Pages 399-414
  18. Paul Weingartner
    Pages 439-464
  19. John Wettersten
    Pages 465-486
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 487-517

About this book


This volume is dedicated to Mario Bunge in honor of his sixtieth birthday. Mario Bunge is a philosopher of great repute, whose enormous output includes dozens of books in several languages, which will culminate with his Treatise on Basic Philosophy projected in seven volumes, four of which have already appeared [Reidel, I 974ff. ]. He is known for his works on research methods, the foundations of physics, biology, the social sciences, the diverse applications of mathematical methods and of systems analysis, and more. Bunge stands for exact philosophy, classical liberal social philosophy, rationalism and enlightenment. He is brave, even relentless, in his attacks on subjectivism, mentalism, and spiritualism, as well as on positivism, mechanism, and dialectics. He believes in logic and clarity, in science and open-mindedness - not as the philosopher's equivalent to the poli­ tician's rhetoric of motherhood and apple pie, but as a matter of everyday practice, as qualities to cultivate daily in our pursuit of the life worth living. Bunge's philosophy often has the quality of Columbus's egg, and he is prone to come to swift and decisive conclusions on the basis of argu­ ments which seem to him valid; he will not be perturbed by the fact that most of the advanced thinkers in the field hold different views.


Karl R. Popper history of science invariance philosophy of science science

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Agassi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1263-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8462-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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