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    Philosophico-Methodological Analysis of Prediction and its Role in Economics.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - unknown
    In the methodology of scientific research programs there are important features on the problem of prediction, especially regarding novel facts. In his approach, Imre Lakatos proposed three different levels on prediction: aim, process, and assessment. Chapter 5 pays attention to the characterization of prediction in the methodology of research programs. Thus, it takes into account several features: its pragmatic characterization, the logical perspective as a proposition, the epistemological component, its role in the appraisal of research programs, and its place as (...)
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  2. Methodological Universalism in Science and its Limits Imperialism Versus Complexity.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2012 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 100 (1):155-175.
    Universalism in science, when conceived in methodological terms, leads to the problem of the limits of science. On the one hand, there is “methodological imperialism” which in principle involves a form of universalism. On the other hand, there is the multivariate complexity – structural and dynamic, as well as epistemological and ontological – which represents a huge problem for methodological universalism, as may be seen with the obstacles for scientific prediction. Within the context of the limits of science, there is (...)
     
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    From the Characterization of ‘European Philosophy of Science’ to the Case of Philosophy of the Social Sciences.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2015 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 29 (2):167-188.
    How distinct is European philosophy of science? The first step is to characterize what is or might be considered as ‘European philosophy of science’. The second is to analyse philosophy of the social sciences as a relevant case in the European contribution to philosophy of science. ‘European perspective’ requires some clarification, which can be done from two main angles: the historical approach and the thematic view. Thus, there are several structural and dynamic things to be considered in European philosophy of (...)
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    The Philosophical Approach to Science, Technology and Society.Wenceslao J. González - 2005 - In Science, Technology and Society: A Philosophical Perspective. Netbiblo. pp. 3--49.
  5. Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez (ed.) - 2011 - Rodopi.
    Philip Kitcher is among the key philosophers of science of our times. This volume offers an up to date analysis of his philosophical perspective taking into account his views on scientific realism and democratic society. The contributors to the volume focus on four different aspects of Kitcher’s thought: the evolution of his philosophy, his present views on scientific realism, the epistemological analysis of his modest realism, and his conception of scientific practice. In the final chapter, the philosopher replies to his (...)
     
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    Complexity in Economics and Prediction: The Role of Parsimonious Factors1.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2011 - In Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao Gonzalo, Thomas Uebel, Stephan Hartmann & Marcel Weber (eds.), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation. Springer. pp. 319--330.
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    New Perspectives on Technology, Values, and Ethics.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - unknown
    Biotechnologies are transforming human existence and their potential ever increasing. The discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953 paved the way for genetic medicine and even the possibility to alter the genetic makeup of human beings. Since then, the capacity of the human being to learn about and intervene in his own biological makeup has not ceased to grow.
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    Complexity in the Sciences of the Internet and its Relation to Communication Sciences.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez & Maria Jose Arrojo - 2019 - Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 10 (1):15-33.
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    Value Ladenness and the Value-Free Ideal in Scientific Research.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2013 - In Christopher Luetege (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Springer. pp. 1503--1521.
  10. Probabilities, Laws, and Structures.Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao J. Gonzalez, Stephan Hartmann, Michael Stöltzner & Weber - 2012 - Springer.
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    Diversity in Complexity in Communication Sciences: Epistemological and Ontological Analyses.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez & Maria Jose Arrojo - 2015 - In .
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  12. Prediction and Prescription in Economics: A Philosophical and Methodological Approach.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1998 - Theoria 13 (2):321-345.
    “Prediction” and “prescription” are crucial notions for economics. This paper offers a philosophical and methodological approach and takes into account the connection with the problem of science and values. To do this, two steps are followed: firstly, prediction in economics -its characteristics and limits- will be examined and, secondly, the role of prescription in economics (and its relations with internal and external values) will be studied. Thus; the underlying aims of this paper are to make explicit the characters of economic (...)
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    Presentation.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2001 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 16 (3):409-413.
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    Science, Technology and Society: A Philosophical Perspective.Wenceslao J. González (ed.) - 2005 - Netbiblo.
    The Philosophical Approach to Science, Technology and Society Wenceslao J. Gonzalez1 There is nowadays, through the "social turn" in philosophy of science ...
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    Lakatos's Approach on Prediction and Novel Facts.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2001 - Theoria 16 (3):499-518.
    Lakatos’s approach to prediction and novel facts is of considerable interest. Prediction appears in his conception in at least three different levels: a) as an important aim of the research programs; b) as a procedure -a key method- for increasing our scientific knowledge both theoretically and empirically; and c) as the way to assess the scientific character of knowledge claims -means for evaluating results-. At all these levels he envisions a close connection between prediction and novel facts. The paper has (...)
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    º Congreso Internacional de Lógica, Metodología y Filosofía de la Ciencia (Uppsala, 7-14 de agosto de 1991).Wenceslao J. González - 1991 - Theoria 6 (1/2):343-349.
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    Reichenbach's Concept of Prediction.Wenceslao J. González - 1995 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (1):37-58.
    Abstract Reichenbach emphasizes the central importance of prediction, which is?for him?the principal aim of science. This paper offers a critical reconstruction of his concept of prediction, taking into account the different periods of his thought. First, prediction is studied as a key factor in rejecting the positivism of the Vienna Circle. This part of the discussion concentres on the general features of prediction before Experience and Prediction (EP) (section 1). Second, prediction is considered in the context of Reichenbach's disagreements with (...)
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  18. Diversidad de la explicación científica.Wenceslao J. González - 2003 - Critica 35 (105):91-103.
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    Trends and Problems in Philosophy of Social and Cultural Sciences: A European Perspective.Wenceslao J. GonzáLez - 2010 - In F. Stadler, D. Dieks, W. Gonzales, S. Hartmann, T. Uebel & M. Weber (eds.), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science. Springer. pp. 221--242.
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    Reichenbach's Concept of Prediction.Wenceslao J. González - 1995 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 9 (1):37-58.
    Reichenbach emphasizes the central importance of prediction, which is—for him—the principal aim of science. This paper offers a critical reconstruction of his concept of prediction, taking into account the different periods of his thought. First, prediction is studied as a key factor in rejecting the positivism of the Vienna Circle. This part of the discussion concentres on the general features of prediction before Experience and Prediction. Second, prediction is considered in the context of Reichenbach's disagreements with his contemporaries—Carnap and Popper—. (...)
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  21. From Mathematics to Social Concern About Science: Kitcher's Philosophical Approach.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2012 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 101 (1):11-93.
    Kitcher's philosophical approach has moved from the reflection on the nature of mathematical knowledge to an explicit social concern about science, because he considers seriously the relevance of democratic values to scientific activity. Focal issues in this trajectory - from the internal perspective to the external - have been naturalism and scientific progress, which includes studies of the uses of scientific findings in the social milieu. Within this intellectual context, the chapter pays particular attention to his epistemological and methodological evolution. (...)
     
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    From the Sciences That Philosophy Has “Neglected” to the New Challenges.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2013 - In Hanne Andersen, Dennis Dieks, Wenceslao González, Thomas Uebel & Gregory Wheeler (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science. Springer Verlag. pp. 1--6.
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    “Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation in the Social Sciences: Realm and Limits”. [REVIEW]Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2010 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 41 (2):389-394.
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    On the Theoretical Basis of Prediction in Economics.Wenceslao J. González - 1996 - Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (3):201-228.
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    Prediction and Prescription in Economics.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1998 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 13 (2):321-345.
    “Prediction” and “prescription” are crucial notions for economics. This paper offers a philosophical and methodological approach and takes into account the connection with the problem of science and values. To do this, two steps are followed: firstly, prediction in economics -its characteristics and limits- will be examined and, secondly, the role of prescription in economics will be studied. Thus; the underlying aims of this paper are to make explicit the characters of economic prediction, to show its nexus with the economic (...)
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    Semántica Anti-Realista: Intuicionismo Matemático Y Concepto de Verdad.Wenceslao J. González - 1990 - Theoria 5 (1):149-170.
    Among the philosophical problems recently discussed, the question on the anti-realist semantic is outstanding. Its origin arises when M. Dummett tries a Wittgenstenian interpretation of the Intuitionistic Mathematics. He uses the concept of justification as the key concept - understood as proof or verification -, and it faces up to a realistic view centred in the notion of truth. But, carefully analized, it shows a clear vulnerability, while the realistic position has got serious eIements on its favour, and so it (...)
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    Intuitionistic Mathematics and Wittgenstein.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1991 - History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (2):167-183.
    The relation between Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics and mathematical Intuitionism has raised a considerable debate. My attempt is to analyse if there is a commitment in Wittgenstein to themes characteristic of the intuitionist movement in Mathematics and if that commitment is one important strain that runs through his Remarks on the foundations of mathematics. The intuitionistic themes to analyse in his philosophy of mathematics are: firstly, his attacks on the unrestricted use of the Law of Excluded Middle; secondly, his distrust (...)
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    Rationality in Economics and Scientific Predictions: A Critical Reconstruction of Bounded Rationality and its Role in Economic Predictions.Wenceslao J. González - 1997 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 61:205-232.
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    Lakatos’s Approach on Prediction and Novel Facts.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2001 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 16 (3):499-518.
    Lakatos’s approach to prediction and novel facts is of considerable interest. Prediction appears in his conception in at least three different levels: a) as an important aim of the research programs; b) as a procedure -a key method- for increasing our scientific knowledge both theoretically and empirically; and c) as the way to assess the scientific character of knowledge claims -means for evaluating results-. At all these levels he envisions a close connection between prediction and novel facts. The paper has (...)
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    Congreso Internacional sobre Filosofía de la Matemática.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1993 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 8 (1):205-208.
    Durante los días 16 al 23 de agosto se ha celebrado en la ciudad austriaca de Kirchberg am Wechsel un Congreso Internacional sobre Filosofía de la Matemática. La organización corría a cargo de la renovada Österreichische Ludwig Wittgenstein Geellschaft, que preside Rudolf Haller y cuenta con Jaakko Hintikka como principal scholar. El Congreso ha servido para reunir un buen número de especialistas en esta materia, entre los que figuran M. Dummett, H. Field, I. Grattan-Guinness, P. Maddy, Ch. Parsons, St. Shapiro (...)
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    Novelty and Continuity in Philosophy and Methodology of Science.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2006 - In Wenceslao J. González & Jesus Alcolea (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophy and Methodology of Science. Netbiblo. pp. 1--28.
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    Economics and Philosophy of Science.Wenceslao J. González - 1991 - Theoria 6 (1):299-302.
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    Congreso de la Aristotelian Society Y de la Mind Association (Essex, 13-16 de Junio de 1990).Wenceslao J. González - 1990 - Theoria 5 (1):316-317.
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    Towards a New Framework for Revolutions in Science.Wenceslao J. González - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 27 (4):607-625.
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    Mathematics as Activity.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1991 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 3:113-130.
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    Semántica anti-realista.Wenceslao J. González - 1990 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 5 (1-2):149-170.
    Among the philosophical problems recently discussed, the question on the anti-realist semantic is outstanding. Its origin arises when M. Dummett tries a Wittgenstenian interpretation of the Intuitionistic Mathematics. He uses the concept of justification as the key concept - understood as proof or verification -, and it faces up to a realistic view centred in the notion of truth. But, carefully analized, it shows a clear vulnerability, while the realistic position has got serious eIements on its favour, and so it (...)
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    Scientific Prediction in the Beginning of the “Historical Turn”: Stephen Toulmin and Thomas Kuhn.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2013 - Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (2):351-357.
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  38. Sobre la predicción en Ciencias Sociales: Análisis de la propuesta de Merrilee Salmon.Wenceslao J. González - 2005 - Enrahonar 37:181-202.
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    Philosophy and Methodology of Economics: Presentation.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1998 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 13 (2):235-239.
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    Simposio Internacional Sobre L. Wittgenstein.Wenceslao J. González - 1986 - Theoria 2 (1):223-225.
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    Sobre la Predicció En Ciències Ciències Socials: Anàlisi de la Proposta de Merrilee Salmon.Wenceslao J. González - 2005 - Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofía 37:181-202.
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    Simposio Internacional sobre L. Wittgenstein.Wenceslao J. González - 1986 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 2 (1):223-225.
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    Congreso de la Aristotelian Society y de la Mind Association.Wenceslao J. González - 1990 - Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 5 (1-2):316-317.
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  44. La teoría de la referencia: Strawson y la filosofía analítica.Wenceslao J. González - 1988 - Critica 20 (60):74-78.
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  45. The Many Faces of Popper's Methodological Approach to Prediction.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2004 - In Philip Catton & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals. Routledge.
     
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    The Evolution of Lakatos’s Repercussion on the Methodology of Economics.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2014 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 4 (1):1-25.
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    EI Centenario de Wittgenstein En El Simposio Internacional de Kirchberg (Kirchberg, Austria, 13-20 de Agosto de 1989).Wenceslao J. González - 1989 - Theoria 4 (2):557-560.
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  48. Economic Values in the Configuration of Science.Wenceslao J. González - 2008 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 96 (1):85-112.
    The axiological question of the role of economic values in the configuration of science is analyzed here following several steps: 1) the acceptance of the presence of values in science (among them, economic values in connection with scientific progress); 2) the clarification of the realms of values in science, which gives room for an "economics of science"; 3) the analysis of economic values in the internal perspective (cognitive and methodological), which is called "economy of research"; 4) the examination of external (...)
     
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    Congreso Internacional Sobre Filosofía de la Matemática (Kirchberg Am Wechsel, 16-23 de Agosto, da 1992).Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 1993 - Theoria 8 (1):205-208.
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    Index of Names.Wenceslao J. Gonzalez - 2018 - In Philosophy of Psychology: Causality and Psychological Subject: New Reflections on James Woodward’s Contribution. De Gruyter. pp. 269-276.
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