Collected Works Volume 1: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

2014.11.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adolf Grünbaum, Collected Works Volume 1: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies, Thomas Kupka
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2014.11.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adolf Grünbaum, Collected Works Volume 1: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies, Thomas Kupka (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2013, 280pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199989928. Reviewed by Gary L. Hardcastle, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania More readily perhaps than most volumes of collected works, this volume, the first of three from Adolf Grünbaum, can be read with profit in two quite different ways. It can, and should, be read first for what it is, a collection of ten of Grünbaum's best-known essays on scientific "rationality" (three essays), "determinism and the human condition" (three as well), and "theological interpretations of twentieth-century physical cosmologies" (four essays, including "The Poverty of Theistic Cosmology," a 50-page tour de force). Forthcoming second and third volumes will assemble Grünbaum's most significant papers on the philosophy of. . .

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