3.   SCIENCE     versus     MATERIALISM

by     Reginald O. Kapp

First published in 1940
by METHUEN & CO. LTD., LONDON

CONTENTS


Section I.   CLEARING THE GROUND

I.

WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT

Chap 1

II.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING BODIES

Chap 2

III.

MATERIALISM

Chap 3

IV.

WHAT IS THE BIOLOGIST-PHILOSOPHER'S CRITERION?

Chap 4

V.

COMPLETE OR INCOMPLETE DETERMINATENESS?

Chap 5

VI.

THE TRUE CRITERION

Chap 6

Section II.   DOUBLE DETERMINATENESS

VII.

A PARABLE

Chap 7

VIII.

MERE MACHINES!

Chap 8

IX.

ANTHROPOMORPHIC THEORIES

Chap 9

X.

TELEOLOGY

Chap 10

XI.

IS MATTER HELPFUL?

Chap 11

XII.

A PROBLEM

Chap 12

XIII.

THE CRYSTAL ANALOGY

Chap 13

XIV.

ON TECHNICAL TERMS

Chap 14

XV.

TO A SPECIFICATION

Chap 15

XVI.

SPECIFICATION AND EIDOS

Chap 16

XVII.

THE JUDGEMENT OF COMMON SENSE

Chap 17

XVIII.

WHAT DO BIOLOGISTS BELIEVE?

Chap 18

XIX.

A NOTE ON EVOLUTION

Chap 19

XX.

THE ATOM IN IMAGINATION AND IN NATURE

Chap 20

Section III.   THE MATERIAL UNIVERSE

XXI.

INTRODUCTION TO SECTION III

Chap 21

XXII.

THE LAWS OF PHYSICS

Chap 22

XXIII.

ON EXPLANATIONS

Chap 23

XXIV.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF EMERGENCE

Chap 24

XXV.

THE COSMIC SPECIFICATION

Chap 25

XXVI.

A NOTE ON THE ORIGIN OF MATTER

Chap 26

XXVII.

NON-MATERIAL REALITY

Chap 27

XXVIII.

NON-DIATHETIC REALITY

Chap 28

XXIX.

WHAT NEXT?

Chap 29

 

 


Index

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Many friends have helped me with this book. They have directed my reading, corrected my misconceptions, primed me with facts, suggested turns of phrase. Often they have done so unawares, ignorant of the investigations I was pursuing. How can I acknowledge my debt to each of them? Who can keep account of all the written and spoken words from which his own thought has been distilled? So I can name in gratitude only those who have read all or parts of the manuscript and helped me to eliminate many defects literary, scientific and philosophical. These are my wife, Dr. Dorothy Kapp; Dr H. Gruneberg of the Department of Zoology and Comparitive Anatomy at University College, London; Dr Wilkinson of the Department of Biology at University College, Swansea; Mr. W. B. Gallie of the Department of Philosophy at University College, Swansea; and Professor M. T. Smiley fo the Department of Greek, University College, London

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