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    Foundations of Biophilosophy.Martin Mahner & Mario Bunge - 2013 - Springer Verlag.
    Over the past three decades, the philosophy of biology has emerged from the shadow of the philosophy of physics to become a respectable and thriving philosophical subdiscipline. The authors take a fresh look at the life sciences and the philosophy of biology from a strictly realist and emergentist-naturalist perspective. They outline a unified and science-oriented philosophical framework that enables the clarification of many foundational and philosophical issues in biology. This book will be of interest both to life scientists and philosophers.
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    The mind-body problem: a psychobiological approach.Mario Bunge - 1980 - New York: Pergamon Press.
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    Philosophy Of Psychology.Mario Bunge & Rubén Ardila - 1987 - New York: Springer.
    This book is about some topical philosophical and methodological prob lems that arise in the study of behavior and mind, as well as in the treatment of behavioral and mental disorders. It deals with such questions as 'What is behavior a manifestation of?', 'What is mind, and how is it related to matter?', 'Which are the positive legacies, if any, of the major psychological schools?', 'How can behavior and mind best be studied?', and 'Which are the most effective ways of (...)
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    Chasing Reality: Strife Over Realism.Mario Bunge - 2006 - Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    Chasing Reality deals with the controversies over the reality of the external world. Distinguished philosopher Mario Bunge offers an extended defence of realism, a critique of various forms of contemporary anti-realism, and a sketch of his own version of realism, namely hylorealism. Bunge examines the main varieties of antirealism - Berkeley's, Hume's, and Kant's; positivism, phenomenology, and constructivism - and argues that all of these in fact hinder scientific research. Bunge's realist contention is that genuine explanations in the sciences appeal (...)
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    Emergence and Convergence: Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge.Mario Bunge - 2004 - University of Toronto Press.
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    Mach's philosophy of science.Mario Bunge - 1971 - [London]: Athlone Press of the University of London.
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    Finding Philosophy in Social Science.Mario Bunge & Professor Mario Bunge - 1996 - Yale University Press.
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    Scientific Research.Mario Bunge - 1967 - Springer Verlag.
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    Matter and Mind: a philosophical inquiry.Mario Bunge - 2010 - Dordrecht: 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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    Causality and Modern Science (Third Revised Edition).Mario Bunge - 1979 - New York: Dover Publications.
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    The sociology-philosophy connection.Mario Bunge - 2013 - New Brunswick (USA): Transaction Publishers.
    Most social scientists and philosophers claim that sociology and philosophy are disjoint fields of inquiry. Some have wondered how to trace the precise boundary between them. Mario Bunge argues that the two fields are so entangled with one another that no demarcation is possible or, indeed, desirable. In fact, sociological research has demonstrably philosophical pre-suppositions. In turn, some findings of sociology are bound to correct or enrich the philosophical theories that deal with the world, our knowledge of it, or the (...)
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  12. 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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    Causality.Mario Bunge - 1959 - Cambridge,: Harvard University Press.
    "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." — Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the place of the casual principle in modern science. The author defines the terminology, describes various formulations, examines the two primary critiques of causality, and more.
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  14. 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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    Social Science Under Debate: A Philosophical Perspective.Mario Bunge - 1998
    Mario Bunge, author of the monumental Treatise on Basic Philosophy, is widely renowned as a philosopher of science. In this new and ambitious work he shifts his attention to the social sciences and the social technologies. He considers a number of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, law, history, and management science. Bunge contends that social science research has fallen prey to a postmodern fascination with irrationalism and relativism. He urges social scientists to re-examine the philosophy and the methodology (...)
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    Philosophical dictionary.Mario Bunge - 2003 - Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books. Edited by Mario Bunge.
    Entries cover the major branches and doctrines of modern philosophy.
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    Scientific Materialism.Mario Bunge - 2011 - Springer.
    The word 'materialism' is ambiguous: it designates a moral doc trine as well as a philosophy and, indeed, an entire world view. Moral materialism is identical with hedonism, or the doctrine that humans should pursue only their own pleasure. Philosophical ma terialismis the view that the real worId is composed exclusively of material things. The two doctrines are logically independent: hedonism is consistent with immaterialism, and materialism is compatible with high minded morals. We shall be concerned ex c1usively with philosophical (...)
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    Method, model, and matter.Mario Bunge - 1973 - Boston,: Reidel.
    This collection of essays deals with three clusters of problems in the philo sophy of science: scientific method, conceptual models, and ontological underpinnings. The disjointedness of topics is more apparent than real, since the whole book is concerned with the scientific knowledge of fact. Now, the aim of factual knowledge is the conceptual grasping of being, and this understanding is provided by theories of whatever there may be. If the theories are testable and specific, such as a theory of a (...)
  19. 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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  20. Method, Model and Matter.Mario Bunge - 1973 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 4 (2):380-383.
     
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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.
    This volume has 41 chapters written to honor the 100th birthday of Mario Bunge. It celebrates the work of this influential Argentine/Canadian physicist and philosopher. Contributions show the value of Bunge’s science-informed philosophy and his systematic approach to philosophical problems. The chapters explore the exceptionally wide spectrum of Bunge’s contributions to: metaphysics, methodology and philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of physics, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of social science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology, moral philosophy, social and political (...)
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  22. Philosophy of Physics.Mario Bunge - 1973 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 4 (2):407-409.
     
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    Is religious education compatible with science education?Martin Mahner & Mario Bunge - 1996 - Science & Education 5 (2):101-123.
  24. 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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  25. The myth of simplicity.Mario Bunge - 1963 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,: Prentice-Hall.
  26. Causality: The Place of the Causal Principle in Modern Science.Mario Bunge - 1960 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 11 (43):252-255.
     
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    The Mind-Body Problem.Mario Bunge - 1983 - Noûs 17 (2):316-321.
  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. Analogy in quantum theory: From insight to nonsense.Mario Bunge - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (4):265-286.
  31. Philosophy of physics.Mario 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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  32. Emergence and the mind.Mario Bunge - 1977 - Neuroscience 2:501-9.
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    Causality and Modern Science.Mario Bunge - 1979 - New York: Routledge.
    The causal problem has become topical once again. While we are no longer causalists or believers in the universal truth of the causal principle we continue to think of causes and effects, as well as of causal and noncausal relations among them. Instead of becoming indeterminists we have enlarged determinism to include noncausal categories. And we are still in the process of characterizing our basic concepts and principles concerning causes and effects with the help of exact tools. This is because (...)
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    Philosophy in crisis: the need for reconstruction.Mario Bunge - 2001 - Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
    Philosophy is indeed currently at a low ebb, admits Bunge (logic and metaphysics, McGill U.), but cites earlier crises from which it has recovered and suggests how the situation can be improved now. His topics include humanism in the information revolution, diagnosing pseudo-science, and values and morals in a materialist and realist perspective. c. Book News Inc.
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  35. The Mind-Body Problem: A Psychobiological Approach.Mario Bunge - 1981 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 32 (3):282-286.
     
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  36. The weight of simplicity in the construction and assaying of scientific theories.Mario Bunge - 1961 - Philosophy of Science 28 (2):120-149.
    One of the most difficult and interesting problems of rational decision is the choice among possible diverging paths in theory construction and among competing scientific theories—i.e., systems of accurate testable hypotheses. This task involves many beliefs—some warranted and others not as warranted—and marks decisive crossroads. Suffice to recall the current conflict between the general theory of relativity and alternative theories of gravitation that account for the same empirical evidence, the rivalry among different interpretations of quantum mechanics, and the variety of (...)
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  37. 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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    Energy: between physics and metaphysics.Mario Bunge - 2000 - Science & Education 9 (5):459-463.
  39. Method, Model and Matter.Mario Bunge - 1971 - Critica 5 (15):113-114.
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  40. A Critical Examination of the New Sociology of Science Part 1.Mario Bunge - 1991 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 21 (4):524-560.
  41. Philosophy of Physics.Mario Bunge - 1984 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 40 (1):214-215.
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    Medical Philosophy: Conceptual Issues in Medicine.Mario Bunge - 2013 - World Scientific.
    Traditional medicines -- Modern medicine -- Disease -- Diagnosis -- Drug -- Trial -- Treatment -- Prevention -- Iatroethics -- Science or technology, craft or service?
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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.
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    The Dark Side of Technological Progress.Mario Bunge - 2019 - In Raphael Sassower & Nathaniel Laor (eds.), The Impact of Critical Rationalism: Expanding the Popperian Legacy Through the Works of Ian C. Jarvie. Springer Verlag. pp. 109-113.
    Given the dark side of technological progress, this chapter proposes a new way to ensure its greatest benefits and minimize its costs. This can be accomplished if the technologies are benign, if governments are democratic, if industries are benign as well, and if citizens are educated and politically engaged.
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    Between Two Worlds : Memoirs of a Philosopher-Scientist.Mario Bunge - 2016 - Cham: Imprint: Springer.
    To go through the pages of the Autobiography of Mario Bunge is to accompany him through dozens of countries and examine the intellectual, political, philosophical and scientific spheres of the last hundred years. It is an experience that oscillates between two different worlds: the different and the similar, the professional and the personal. It is an established fact that one of his great loves was, and still is, science. He has always been dedicated to scientific work, teaching, research, and training (...)
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  46. Does Quantum Physics Refute Realism, Materialism and Determinism?Mario Bunge - 2012 - Science & Education 21 (10):1601-1610.
  47. Is scientific metaphysics possible?Mario Bunge - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (17):507-520.
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    The Myth of Simplicity.Mario Bunge - 1966 - Philosophical Quarterly 16 (62):85-86.
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  49. A systems concept of society: Beyond individualism and holism.Mario Bunge - 1979 - Theory and Decision 10 (1-4):13-30.
  50. Strife about complementarity (I).Mario Bunge - 1955 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 6 (21):1-12.
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