Michela Massimi, Casey D. McCoy
July 1, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138503069 - CAT# Y372249
Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science
This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biology, cognitive neuroscience, and cancer research, just as a few examples. What are the advantages of using a plurality of perspectives in a given scientific field and for interdisciplinary research? Can different perspectives be integrated? What is the relation between perspectivism, pluralism, and pragmatism? These ten new essays by top scholars in the field offer a polyphonic journey towards understanding the view called ‘perspectivism’ and its relevance to science.
Table of Contents
Michela Massimi and Casey D. McCoy
Chapter 1. Pragmatism, Perspectivism, and the Historicity of Science
Chapter 2. Explanation, interdisciplinarity, and perspectives
Melinda Bonnie Fagan
Chapter 3. What is Perspectivism, and Does it Count as Realism?
Chapter 4. Realism and Explanatory Perspectives
Chapter 5. Universality and the Problem of Inconsistent Models
Chapter 6. Representationalism in Measurement Theory. Structuralism or Perspectivalism?
Johanna E. Wolff
Chapter 7. Safe-and-substantive perspectivism
Chapter 8. Charting the Heraclitean Brain: Perspectivism and Simplification in Models of the Motor Cortex
Chapter 9. Cancer Modeling: the Advantages and Limitations of Multiple Perspectives
Chapter 10. Perspectives, Representation, and Integration
Sandra D. Mitchell