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  1. The Mind-Body Problem: A Psychobiological Approach.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1980 - Pergamon Press.
  2. Philosophy Of Psychology.Mario Bunge & Ruben Ardila - 1987 - Springer.
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    Mach's Philosophy of Science.Mario Bunge - 1971
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    Causality and Modern Science (Third Revised Edition).Mario Bunge - 1979 - Dover Publications.
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    Scientific Research.Mario Bunge - 1967 - Springer Verlag.
  6. Mechanism and Explanation.Mario Bunge - 1997 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 27 (4):410-465.
    The aim of this article is to elucidate the notions of explanation and mechanism, in particular of the social kind. A mechanism is defined as what makes a concrete system tick, and it is argued that to propose an explanation proper is to exhibit a lawful mechanism. The so-called covering law model is shown to exhibit only the logical aspect of explanation: it just subsumes particulars under universals. A full or mechanismic explanation involves mechanismic law statements, not purely descriptive ones (...)
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    Matter and Mind: A Philosophical Inquiry.Mario Bunge - 2010 - Springer Verlag.
    pt. I. Matter: 1. Philosophy as worldview ; 2. Classical matter: bodies and fields ; 3. Quantum matter: weird but real ; 4. General concept of matter: to be is to become ; 5. Emergence and levels ; 6. Naturalism ; 7. Materialism -- pt. II. Mind: 8. The mind-body problem ; 9. Minding matter: the plastic brain ; 10. Mind and society ; 11. Cognition, consciousness, and free will ; 12. Brain and computer: the hardware/software dualism ; 13. Knowledge: (...)
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  8. How Does It Work?: The Search for Explanatory Mechanisms.Mario Bunge - 2004 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):182-210.
    This article addresses the following problems: What is a mechanism, how can it be discovered, and what is the role of the knowledge of mechanisms in scientific explanation and technological control? The proposed answers are these. A mechanism is one of the processes in a concrete system that makes it what it is — for example, metabolism in cells, interneuronal connections in brains, work in factories and offices, research in laboratories, and litigation in courts of law. Because mechanisms are largely (...)
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    Method, Model, and Matter.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1973 - Boston: Reidel.
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    Criticism. Destructive and Constructive.Mario Bunge - 2020 - Mεtascience 1:online.
    In the scientific communities most criticisms are constructive, while they are destructive in the humanistic circles. Indeed, scientists circulate their drafts among colleagues and students, hoping to elicit their comments and suggestions before submitting their work to publication. In contrast, philosophers and political thinkers attack their rivals, without sparing arguments ad hominem or even insults. The reason for this difference is that scientists are after the truth, whereas most humanists fight for more or less noble causes, from swelling their own (...)
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    The Myth of Simplicity: Problems of Scientific Philosophy.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1963 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall.
  12. Is Chemistry a Branch of Physics?Mario Bunge - 1982 - Zeitschrift Für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 13 (2):209-223.
    Summary Opinion is divided as to whether chemistry is reducible to physics. The problem can be given a satisfactory solution provided three conditions are met: that a science not be identified with its theories; that several notions of theory dependence be distinguished; and that quantum chemistry, rather than classical chemistry, be compared with physics. This paper proposes to perform all three tasks. It does so by analyzing the methodological concepts concerned as well as by examining the way a chemical rate (...)
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  13. Systemism: The Alternative to Individualism and Holism.Mario Bunge - unknown
    Three radical worldviews and research approaches are salient in social studies: individualism, holism, and systemism. Individualism focuses on the composition of social systems, whereas holism focuses on their structure. Neither of them is adequate, one because all individuals are interrelated and two because there are no relations without relata. The only cogent and viable alternative is systemism, according to which everything is either a system or a component of a system, and every system has peculiar (emergent) properties that its components (...)
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    Is Religious Education Compatible with Science Education?Martin Mahner & Mario Bunge - 1996 - Science & Education 5 (2):101-123.
  15. Gravitational Waves and Spacetime.Mario Bunge - 2018 - Foundations of Science 23 (2):399-403.
    The recent detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO team has rightly been hailed as “the crowning achievemen of classical physics”. This detection, which came at the end of a decade-long quest, involved 950 investigators, and cost around one billion US dollars, was the scientific star of the year 2015. What, if any, is the philosophical impact of this scientific breakthrough, which Albert Einstein had anticipated one century earlier? To answer this question we start by examining the central equations of (...)
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  16. Function and Functionalism: A Synthetic Perspective.Martin Mahner & Mario Bunge - 2001 - Philosophy of Science 68 (1):75-94.
    In this paper we examine the following problems: How many concepts of function are there in biology, social science, and technology? Are they logically related and if so, how? Which of these function concepts effect a functional explanation as opposed to a mere functional account? What are the consequences of a pluralist view of functions for functionalism? We submit that there are five concepts of function in biology, which are logically related in a particular way, and six function concepts in (...)
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  17. Philosophy of Physics.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1973 - Boston: Reidel.
    PHILOSOPHY: BEACON OR TRAP* There was a time when everyone expected almost everything from philosophy. It was the time when philosophers drew confidently ...
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  18. The Correspondence Theory of Truth.Mario Bunge - 2012 - Semiotica 2012 (188):65-75.
    Two concepts of truth as correspondence of ideas with facts are analyzed. One of them is the thought-external fact relation, and the other is the fact-proposition one. The two maps are then composed, and the resulting map is assumed to formalize the concept of truth as adequacy or correspondence of ideas to facts. Besides, some desiderata for a correspondence theory of partial truth are proposed. Finally, the truth criteria employed in science and technology are recalled.
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  19. Analogy in Quantum Theory: From Insight to Nonsense.Mario Bunge - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):265-286.
  20. Philosophical Dictionary.Mario Augusto Bunge - 2003 - Prometheus Books.
  21. Emergence and the Mind.Mario Bunge - 1977 - Neuroscience 2:501-9.
  22. A Critical Examination of the New Sociology of Science Part 1.Mario Bunge - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (4):524.
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    The Mind-Body Problem.Mario Bunge - 1983 - Noûs 17 (2):316-321.
  24. The Weight of Simplicity in the Construction and Assaying of Scientific Theories.Mario Bunge - 1961 - Philosophy of Science 28 (2):120-149.
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    Mario Bunge: A Centenary Festschrift.Mario Augusto Bunge, Michael R. Matthews, Guillermo M. Denegri, Eduardo L. Ortiz, Heinz W. Droste, Alberto Cordero, Pierre Deleporte, María Manzano, Manuel Crescencio Moreno, Dominique Raynaud, Íñigo Ongay de Felipe, Nicholas Rescher, Richard T. W. Arthur, Rögnvaldur D. Ingthorsson, Evandro Agazzi, Ingvar Johansson, Joseph Agassi, Nimrod Bar-Am, Alberto Cupani, Gustavo E. Romero, Andrés Rivadulla, Art Hobson, Olival Freire Junior, Peter Slezak, Ignacio Morgado-Bernal, Marta Crivos, Leonardo Ivarola, Andreas Pickel, Russell Blackford, Michael Kary, A. Z. Obiedat, Carolina I. García Curilaf, Rafael González del Solar, Luis Marone, Javier Lopez de Casenave, Francisco Yannarella, Mauro A. E. Chaparro, José Geiser Villavicencio- Pulido, Martín Orensanz, Jean-Pierre Marquis, Reinhard Kahle, Ibrahim A. Halloun, José María Gil, Omar Ahmad, Byron Kaldis, Marc Silberstein, Carolina I. García Curilaf, Rafael González del Solar, Javier Lopez de Casenave, Íñigo Ongay de Felipe & Villavicencio-Pulid (eds.) - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
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    Knowledge: Genuine and Bogus.Mario Bunge - 2011 - Science & Education 20 (5-6):411-438.
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    Evaluating Scientific Research Projects: The Units of Science in the Making.Mario Bunge - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (3):455-469.
    Original research is of course what scientists are expected to do. Therefore the research project is in many ways the unit of science in the making: it is the center of the professional life of the individual scientist and his coworkers. It is also the means towards the culmination of their specific activities: the original publication they hope to contribute to the scientific literature. The scientific project should therefore be of central interest to all the students of science, particularly the (...)
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    A Systems Concept of Society: Beyond Individualism and Holism.Mario Bunge - 1979 - Theory and Decision 10 (1-4):13-30.
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    Inverse Problems.Mario Bunge - 2019 - Foundations of Science 24 (3):483-525.
    Although to live is to face problems, the general concept of a problem has been significantly understudied. So much so, that the publication of Polya’s delightful How to Solve It caused quite a stir. And, although the concept of a conceptual problem is philosophical because it is deep and occurs across fields, from mathematics to politics, no philosophers have produced any memorable studies of it. Moreover, the word ‘problem’ is absent from most philosophical reference works. There are plenty of texts (...)
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  30. The Incompatibility of Science and Religion Sustained: A Reply to Our Critics.Martin Mahner & Mario Bunge - 1996 - Science & Education 5 (2):189-199.
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    Does the Aharonov–Bohm Effect Occur?Mario Bunge - 2015 - Foundations of Science 20 (2):129-133.
    Aharonov and Bohm showed that, far from being merely a mathematical tool, the vector potential \ can have a microphysical effect even when irrotational, in which case the magnetic field is null. Still, at first sight there is something weird about this situation. Do we have to admit a new force? I argue that there is no paradox in the potentials-formulation of electrodynamics, for it shows that, while “\” represents a vanishing magnetic field, it alters the motion of charged matter (...)
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  32. Ten Modes of Individualism—None of Which Works—And Their Alternatives.Mario Bunge - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (3):384-406.
    Individualism comes in at least ten modes: ontological, logical, semantic, epistemological, methodological, axiological, praxiological, ethical, historical, and political. These modes are bound together. For example, ontological individualism motivates the thesis that relations are n-tuples of individuals, as well as radical reductionism and libertarianism. The flaws and merits of all ten sides of the individualist decagon are noted. So are those of its holist counterpart. It is argued that systemism has all the virtues and none of the defects of individualism and (...)
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    Intuition and Science.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1962 - Greenwood Press.
  34. Strife About Complementarity (I).Mario Bunge - 1955 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 6 (21):1-12.
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    Twenty-Five Centuries of Quantum Physics: From Pythagoras to Us, and From Subjectivism to Realism.Mario Bunge - 2003 - Science & Education 12 (5-6):445-466.
  36. Is Scientific Metaphysics Possible?Mario Bunge - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (17):507-520.
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    On Null Individuals.Mario Bunge - 1966 - Journal of Philosophy 63 (24):776-778.
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    Energy: Between Physics and Metaphysics.Mario Bunge - 2000 - Science & Education 9 (5):459-463.
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    Contents.Mario Bunge - 2006 - In Chasing Reality: Strife Over Realism. University of Toronto Press.
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    Physical Time: The Objective and Relational Theory.Mario Bunge - 1968 - Philosophy of Science 35 (4):355-388.
    An objective and relational theory of local time is expounded and its philosophical implications are discussed in Sect. 2. In Sect. 3 certain physical and metaphysical questions concerning time are taken up in the light of that theory. The basic concepts of the theory are those of event, reference frame, chronometric scale, and time function. These are subject to four axioms: existence of events, frames and scales; time is a real valued function; the set of events is compact; and any (...)
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  41. Dictionary of Philosophy.Mario Augusto Bunge - 1999 - Prometheus Books.
  42. Strife About Complementarity (II).Mario Bunge - 1955 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 6 (22):141-154.
  43. Realism and Antirealism in Social Science.Mario Bunge - 1993 - Theory and Decision 35 (3):207-235.
    Up until recently social scientists took it for granted that their task was to account for the social world as objectively as possible: they were realists in practice if not always in their methodological sermons. This situation started to change in the 1960s, when a number of antirealist philosophies made inroads into social studies. -/- This paper examines critically the following kinds of antirealism: subjectivism, conventionalism, fictionism, social constructivism, relativism, and hermeneutics. An attempt is made to show that these philosophies (...)
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    A Critical Examination of the New Sociology of Science Part 2.Mario Bunge - 1992 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 22 (1):46-76.
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    Does Quantum Physics Refute Realism, Materialism and Determinism?Mario Bunge - 2012 - Science & Education 21 (10):1601-1610.
  46. The Seven Pillars of Popper's Social Philosophy.Mario Bunge - 1996 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 26 (4):528-556.
    The author submits that Popper's social philosophy rests on seven pillars: rationality (both conceptual and practical), individualism (ontological and methodological), libertarianism, the nonexistence of historical laws, negative utilitarianism ("Do no harm"), piecemeal social engineering, and a view on social order. The first six pillars are judged to be weak, and the seventh broken. In short, it is argued that Popper did not build a comprehensive, profound, or even consistent system of social philosophy on a par with his work in epistemology. (...)
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    The Myth of Simplicity.Mario Bunge - 1966 - Philosophical Quarterly 16 (62):85-86.
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  48. Philosophy in Crisis: The Need for Reconstruction.Mario Augusto Bunge - 2001 - Prometheus Books.
  49. The Complexity of Simplicity.Mario Bunge - 1962 - Journal of Philosophy 59 (5):113-135.
  50. Treatise on Basic Philosophy. Vol. 3 : Ontology. I : The Furniture of the World.Mario Bunge - 1978 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 168 (3):376-377.
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