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Bunge, Mario 1919-

Works: 421 works in 1,654 publications in 8 languages and 22,949 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Compiler, Contributor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: Q175, 501
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mario Bunge
Philosophy of science by Mario Bunge( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science under debate a philosophical perspective by Mario Bunge( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,080 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 )

62 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergence and convergence qualitative novelty and the unity of knowledge by Mario Bunge( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 782 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 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific research by Mario Bunge( Book )

94 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El planeamiento cientifico, concepto, dilucidacion, problema, hipotesis, ley, teoria: estatica, teoria: dinamica, explicacion, prediccion, accion, observacion, medicion, experimento, la inferencia cientifica
The mind-body problem : a psychobiological approach by Mario Bunge( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of physics by Mario Bunge( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metascientific queries by Mario Bunge( Book )

86 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding philosophy in social science by Mario Bunge( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 558 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
Chasing reality strife over realism by Mario Bunge( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 532 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
Foundations of physics by Mario Bunge( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and Italian and held by 526 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 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intuition and science by Mario Bunge( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum theory and reality; [papers] by Mario Bunge( Book )

23 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of psychology by Mario Bunge( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Method, model, and matter by Mario Bunge( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causality and modern science by Mario Bunge( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 451 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 )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matter and Mind a philosophical inquiry by Mario Bunge( )

21 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 438 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
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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.

Bunge, Mario A. 1919-

Bunge, Mario A. (Mario Augusto) 1919-

Bunge, Mario Augusto

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ブンゲ, M

ブーンゲ, マリオ

English (337)

Spanish (170)

German (24)

French (10)

Italian (8)

Japanese (5)

Russian (3)

Dutch (2)

Social science under debate a philosophical perspectiveEmergence and convergence qualitative novelty and the unity of knowledgePhilosophy of physicsMetascientific queriesFinding philosophy in social scienceChasing reality strife over realismCausality and modern scienceMatter and Mind a philosophical inquiry