By Mario Bunge (auth.)

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Is not every scientific explanation of everyday individual behavior done both by reference to two different levels (the physiological and the social) and in terms of theoretical constructs? 6. Examine the contention of holists and intuitionists that the emergence of novelty cannot be explained but must be accepted blindly. Is this thesis consistent with contemporary chemistry and biology? 7. Perform a logical and epistemological study of the chemical explanation of the basis of biological reproduction (gene replication) put forward by Nobel prize winners J.

Note that PEIRCE may not have had in mind an autonomous evolution of laws, since he conceived of a law in a way reminiscent of HERACLITUS, namely "as a reasonableness energizing in the world" (loc. 300). ). Speculate on the possible genesis of laws in a self-sustaining universe. Alternate Problem: Examine the attempts to explain (reductively or otherwise) the behavior patterns and the thought patterns as brain processes. See E. R. CAIANIELLO, "Outline of a Theory of Thought-Processes and Thinking Machines", Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2, 204 (1961).

E. understanding. In ordinary life we say that something has been understood if it has been reduced to familiar terms. e. in analogy with a familiar experience; similarly we feel we understand the domination of one nation by another because we ourselves are relata of the domination relation. But in neither of these cases have we set up an explanation proper by just pointing to familiar similes; that is, cogent explanation is unnecessary for understanding. "Understanding" is a psychological concept rather than a metascientific one: it is essentially relative to the subject.

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