Graduate studies at Western
Philosophia 38 (4):649-666 (2010)
|Abstract||Focusing on Nicholas Maxwell’s thesis that “science, properly understood, provides us the methodological key to the salvation of humanity”, the article discusses Maxwell’s aim oriented empiricism and his conception of Wisdom Inquiry as advocated in Maxwell’s (2009b, pp.1–56) essay entitled “How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World?” (in Science and the Pursuit of Wisdom: Studies in the Philosophy of Nicholas Maxwell 2009, edited by Leemon McHenry) and in Maxwell (2004 & 2009a)|
|Keywords||Rationality of science Metaphysical assumptions Aim and methodology of science Popper, Maxwell and aim oriented empiricism Aim-oriented rationality, Wisdom inquiry Global challenges before humanity The role of values|
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