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Bunge, Mario 1919-

Overview
Works: 434 works in 1,607 publications in 6 languages and 22,540 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Compiler, Creator, Translator
Classifications: Q175, 001.42
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Most widely held works by Mario Bunge
Philosophy of science by Mario Bunge ( )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social science under debate a philosophical perspective by Mario Bunge ( )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mario 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 at the base of their discipline. Bunge calls for objective and relevant fact-finding, rigorous theorizing, and empirical testing, as well as morally sensitive and socially responsible policy design
Causality; the place of the causal principle in modern science by Mario Bunge ( Book )
32 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emergence and convergence qualitative novelty and the unity of knowledge by Mario Bunge ( )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two problems continually arise in the sciences and humanities, according to Mario Bunge: parts and wholes and the origin of novelty. In Emergence and Convergence, he works to address these problems, as well as that of systems and their emergent properties, as exemplified by the synthesis of molecules, the creation of ideas, and social inventions.Along the way, Bunge examines further topical problems, such as the search for the mechanisms underlying observable facts, the limitations of both individualism and holism, the reach of reduction, the abuses of Darwinism, the rational choice-hermeneutics feud, the modularity of the brain vs. the unity of the mind, the cluster of concepts around 'maybe,' the uselessness of many-worlds metaphysics and semantics, the hazards posed by Bayesianism, the nature of partial truth, the obstacles to correct medical diagnosis, and the formal conditions for the emergence of a cross-discipline.Bunge is not interested in idle fantasies, but about many of the problems that occur in any discipline that studies reality or ways to control it. His work is about the merger of initially independent lines of inquiry, such as developmental evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, and socio-economics. Bunge proposes a clear definition of the concept of emergence to replace that of supervenience and clarifies the notions of system, real possibility, inverse problem, interdiscipline, and partial truth that occur in all fields
The critical approach to science and philosophy by Mario Bunge ( Book )
14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind-body problem : a psychobiological approach by Mario Bunge ( Book )
16 editions published in 1980 in English and Italian and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific research by Mario Bunge ( Book )
41 editions published in 1967 in 4 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of physics by Mario Bunge ( Book )
15 editions published in 1967 in English and Italian and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rutherford and physics at the turn of the century ( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finding philosophy in social science by Mario Bunge ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bunge analyzes concepts that the fields of philosophy and social science share, such as fact, cause, and value. He discusses assumptions and misassumptions involved in such current approaches as idealism, materialism, and subjectivism, and finds that none of the best-known philosophies helps to advance or even understand social science. In a highly critical appraisal of rational choice theories, Bunge insists that these models provide no solid substantive theory of society, nor do they help guide rational action. He offers ten criteria by which to evaluate philosophies of social science and proposes novel solutions to social science's methodological and philosophical problems. He argues forcefully that a particular union of rationalism, realism, and systemism is the logical and viable philosophical stance for social science practitioners
Philosophy of physics by Mario Bunge ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intuition and science by Mario Bunge ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chasing reality : strife over realism by Mario Bunge ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chasing Reality deals with the controversies over the reality of the external world. Philosopher Mario Bunge offers an extended defence of realism, a critique of various forms of contemporary antirealism, 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."--BOOK JACKET
Quantum theory and reality; [papers] by Mario Bunge ( Book )
18 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Method, model, and matter by Mario Bunge ( Book )
16 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Causality and modern science by Mario Bunge ( Book )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 we want to explain, not just describe, the ways of things. The causal principle is not the only means of understanding the world but it is one of them.The demand for a fourth edition of this distinguished book on the subject of causality is clear evidence that this principle continues to be an important and popular area of philosophic enquiry. Non-technical and clearly written, this book focuses on the ontological problem of causality, with specific emphasis on the place of the causal principle in modern science. Mario Bunge first defines the terminology employed and describes various formulations of the causal principle. He then examines the two primary critiques of causality, the empiricist and the romantic, as a prelude to the detailed explanation of the actual assertions of causal determinism.Bunge analyzes the function of the causal principle in science, touching on such subjects as scientific law, scientific explanation, and scientific prediction. In so doing, he offers an education to layman and specialist alike on the history of a concept and its opponents. Professor William A. Wallace, author of "Causality and Scientific Explanation" said of an earlier edition of this work: "I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field."
The myth of simplicity; problems of scientific philosophy by Mario Bunge ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matter and Mind a philosophical inquiry by Mario Bunge ( )
21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book discusses two of the oldest and hardest problems in both science and philosophy: What is matter? And what is mind? A reason for tackling both problems in a single book is that two of the most influential views in modern philosophy are that the universe is mental (idealism), and that the everything real is material (materialism). Most of the thinkers who espouse a materialist view of mind have obsolete ideas about matter, whereas those who claim that science supports idealism have not explained how the universe could have existed before humans emerged. Besides, both groups tend to ign
Delaware Seminar in the Foundations of Physics by Mario Bunge ( Book )
17 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and German and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems in the foundations of physics by Mario Bunge ( Book )
20 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bunge, M.
Bunge, M. 1919-
Bunge, M. (Mario)
Bunge, M. (Mario), 1919-
Bunge, Mario.
Bunge, Mario 1919-
Bunge, Mario A.
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Bunge, Mario Augusto
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ブンゲ, M
ブーンゲ, マリオ
Languages
English (337)
German (13)
French (5)
Italian (5)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (2)
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