Originally published in 1981, this book was an attempt to bridge the gap between scientists and philosophers by viewing philosophy, at least in part, through scientific eyes. Professor George is not here concerned with the philosophy of science. Rather he is looking at classical philosophical issues from the behavioural, or scientific, viewpoint. Thus, from the perspective of science, he attempts to establish an understanding of philosophy. The author intended it primarily for behavioural scientists, systems theorists and cyberneticians of the time who should have been closely bound up with the philosophical-scientific relationship.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part 1: A Backcloth to our Analysis Introduction 1. The Nature of Philosophy 2. Scientific Method and Explanation 3. Reality and Cognitive 4. Perception. Conclusions Part 2: Truth and Meaning Introduction 5. Truth 6. Meaning 7. Language and Semantics 8. Pragmatics. Conclusions Part 3: The Formal and the Factual Introduction 9. Logic 10. Formalisation and Axiomatisation 11. Final Thoughts. References. Name Index. Subject Index.