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The Resource Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics, Roger Trigg

Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics, Roger Trigg

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Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics
Title
Beyond matter
Title remainder
why science needs metaphysics
Statement of responsibility
Roger Trigg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Does science have all the answers? Can it even deal with abstract reasoning which reaches beyond the world experienced by us? How can we be so sure that the physical world is sufficiently ordered to be intelligible to humans? How is it that mathematics, a product of human minds, can unlock the secrets of the physical universe? Are all such questions to be ruled out as inadmissible if science cannot settle them? Metaphysics has traditionally been understood as reasoning beyond the reach of science, sometimes even claiming realities that are beyond its grasp. Because of this, metaphysics has often been contemptuously dismissed by scientists and philosophers who wish to remain within the bounds of what can be scientifically proven. Yet scientists at the frontiers of physics unwittingly engage in metaphysics, as they are now happy to contemplate whole universes that are, in principle, beyond human reach. Roger Trigg challenges those who deny that science needs philosophical assumptions. In fact, Trigg claims that the foundations of science themselves have to lie beyond science. It takes reasoning apart from what can be experienced to discover what is not yet known, and this metaphysical reasoning to imagine realities beyond what can be accessed.--
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Trigg, Roger
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Philosophy and science
  • Metaphysics
  • Science
Label
Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics, Roger Trigg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Is science the sole authority? -- Science and reality -- World and mind -- Is the world intelligible? -- The unity of science -- The success of science
Control code
FIEb17793920
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 162 pages
Isbn
9781599474953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915943418
Label
Beyond matter : why science needs metaphysics, Roger Trigg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Is science the sole authority? -- Science and reality -- World and mind -- Is the world intelligible? -- The unity of science -- The success of science
Control code
FIEb17793920
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 162 pages
Isbn
9781599474953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)915943418

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