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Stump, David J.

Works: 8 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 729 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by David J Stump
The Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and power( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is science unified or disunified? Over the last century, the question has raised the interest (and hackles) of scientists, philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, for at stake is how science and society fit together. Recent years have seen a turn largely against the rhetoric of unity, ranging from the pleas of condensed matter physicists for disciplinary autonomy all the way to discussions in the humanities and social sciences that involve local history, feminism, multiculturalism, postmodernism, scientific relativism and realism, and social constructivism." "Many of these varied aspects of the debate over the disunity of science are reflected in the sixteen papers in this volume, which brings together a number of scholars studying science who otherwise have had little to say to each other: feminist theorists, philosophers of science, sociologists of science. Most of the contributors begin with the view that there is something local about scientific knowledge, and then try to explore where that leads."--Jacket
Conceptual change and the philosophy of science : alternative interpretations of the a priori by David J Stump( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, David Stump traces alternative conceptions of the a priori in the philosophy of science and defends a unique position in the current debates over conceptual change and the constitutive elements in science. Stump emphasizes the unique epistemological status of the constitutive elements of scientific theories, constitutive elements being the necessary preconditions that must be assumed in order to conduct a particular scientific inquiry. These constitutive elements, such as logic, mathematics, and even some fundamental laws of nature, were once taken to be a priori knowledge but can change, thus leading to a dynamic or relative a priori. Stump critically examines developments in thinking about constitutive elements in science as a priori knowledge, from Kant's fixed and absolute a priori to Quine's holistic empiricism. By examining the relationship between conceptual change and the epistemological status of constitutive elements in science, Stump puts forward an argument that scientific revolutions can be explained and relativism can be avoided without resorting to universals or absolutes
Science and hypothesis by Henri Poincaré( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Number and magnitude -- pt. 2. Space -- pt. 3. Force -- pt. 4. Nature
Conventionalism and truth : Poincare's mediation between relativism and absolutism in science by David James Stump( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a middle school athletic handbook to make athletics a positive experience by David J Stump( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pierre Duhem's virtue epistemology by David J Stump( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science and Hypothesis by David J Stump( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scientific pluralism and metaphysics( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Disunity of science : boundaries, contexts, and power
English (38)