Giacomo Borbone, Ph.D, employed at Catania University. He authored a book La rivoluzione culturale di Antonio Labriola, and he is an editor of Scienza Marxismo e Metafisica. Leszek Nowak e la Scuola Metodologica di Poznań. Author of several essays published in Italian, English and Polish, his fields of interests are: history of philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, social sciences.
Krzysztof Brzechczyn is (titular) Professor at Institute of Philosophy in Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland. He has authored four books (in Polish) and numerous papers in Chinese, English, German, Italian, and Polish. He edited Modeling in History and coedited Thinking about Provincialism in Thinking. His fields of interests are: philosophy of history, philosophy of social sciences, political and social philosophy, methodology of history.
All interested in epistemology and philosophy of science, especially those who deal with the topic of idealization and models in science.
Table of contents
The Role of Models in Science: An Introduction
I. Idealization. General Problems
Xavier de Donato Rodríguez, José L. Falguera, On Fictions, Theoretical Entities, and Ideal Objects: Applying Zalta’s Abstract Objects Theory to Scientific Theories
Igor Hanzel, The Inherent Type of Scientific Law, The Idealized Types of Scientific Law
Lidia Godek, On Deformational Modeling. Max Weber’s Concept of Idealization
Mieszko Ciesielski, On Reduction in the Idealizational Theory of Science; a Case Study of the Relationship between the Concept of a Rational Act and the Concept of a Habitual-Rational Action
II. Idealization in the Social Sciences
Adolfo García de la Sienra, Idealization in Economics: A Structuralist View
Łukasz Hardt, Between Isolations and Constructions: Economic Models as Believable Worlds
Adam Czerniak, Fallacy of Reification of Idealization in Economic Research
Krzysztof Brzechczyn, Strategies of Comparative Analysis in Historical-Comparative Sociology: An Attempt at an Explication within the Conceptual Framework of Idealizational Theory of Science
Barbara Konat, The Structure of Idealization in Noam Chomsky’s Generativist Theory
III. Idealization in the Humanities
Krzysztof Kiedrowski, The Method of Idealization and Concretization on the Ground of Negativistic Unitarian Metaphysics
Piotr Przybysz, The Choice of Principles of Justice in the Political Philosophy of John Raws: An Idealizational Interpretation
Zenonas Norkus, Inductive Modeling and Discursive Idealization in the Scenario Planning
Piotr Szwochert, Historical Narration in the light of the Idealizational Theory of Science: A Recapitulation and Expansion