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Wenceslao J. Gonzalez
Department of Philosophy
University of of A Coruña, Spain

2013 Update

Recent books:
Gonzalez, W. J. (ed.), Las Ciencias de la Complejidad: Vertiente dinámica de las Ciencias de Diseño y sobriedad de factores, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2012.


Andersen, H., Dieks, D., Gonzalez, W. J., Uebel, Th. and Wheeler, G. (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013.

Monographic Issue of a Journal:
Gonzalez, W. J. (ed.), Freedom and Determinism: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, Peruvian Journal of Epistemology, v. 1, (2012).

Among his recent papers are:
Gonzalez, W. J., “La Economía en cuanto Ciencia: Enfoque desde la complejidad,” Revista Galega de Economía, v. 21, n. 1, (2012). Available in: http://www.usc.es/econo/RGE/Vol21_1/castelan/bt1c.pdf

Gonzalez, W. J., “Methodological Universalism in Science and its Limits: Imperialism versus Complexity,” in Brzechczyn, K. and Paprzycka, K. (eds.), Thinking about Provincialism in Thinking, Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, vol. 100, Rodopi, Amsterdam/Nueva York, 2012, pp. 155-175.

Gonzalez, W. J., “Las Ciencias de Diseño en cuanto Ciencias de la Complejidad: Análisis de la Economía, Documentación y Comunicación,” in Gonzalez, W. J. (ed.), Las Ciencias de la Complejidad: Vertiente dinámica de las Ciencias de Diseño y sobriedad de factores, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2012, pp. 7-30.

Gonzalez, W. J., “La vertiente dinámica de las Ciencias de la Complejidad. Repercusión de la historicidad para la predicción científica en las Ciencias de Diseño,” in Gonzalez, W. J. (ed.), Las Ciencias de la Complejidad: Vertiente dinámica de las Ciencias de Diseño y sobriedad de factores, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2012, pp. 73-106.

Gonzalez, W. J., “Complejidad estructural en Ciencias de Diseño y su incidencia en la predicción científica: El papel de la sobriedad de factores (parsimonious factors),” in Gonzalez, W. J. (ed.), Las Ciencias de la Complejidad: Vertiente dinámica de las Ciencias de Diseño y sobriedad de factores, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2012, pp. 143-167.

Gonzalez, W. J., “New Reflections on an Old Problem: Freedom and Determinism in the Scientific Context,” in Gonzalez, W. J. (ed.), Freedom and Determinism: Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, Monographic Issue of Peruvian Journal of Epistemology, v. 1, (2012), pp. 3-20.

Gonzalez, W. J., “Value Ladenness and the Value-Free Ideal in Scientific Research,” in Lütge, Ch. (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, pp. 1503-1521.

Gonzalez, W. J., “From the Sciences that Philosophy has ‘Neglected’ to the New Challenges,” in Dieks, D., Gonzalez, W. J., Uebel, Th., Weber, M. and Wheeler, G. (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, pp. 1-6.

Gonzalez, W. J., “The Sciences of Design as Sciences of Complexity: The Dynamic Trait,” in Andersen, H., Dieks, D., Gonzalez, W. J., Uebel, Th. and Wheeler, G. (eds.), New Challenges to Philosophy of Science, Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, pp. 299-311.

 

9 July 2007
Books
GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Science, Technology and Society: A Philosophical Perspective, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2005.

GONZALEZ, W. J. y ALCOLEA, J. (eds.), Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2006.

Papers
GONZALEZ, W. J., "The Philosophical Approach to Science, Technology and Society", in GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Science, Technology and Society: A Philosophical Perspective, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2005, pp. 3-49.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Sobre la predicción en Ciencias Sociales: Análisis de la propuesta de Merrilee Salmon", Enrahonar, v. 37, (2005), pp. 181-202. (Monographic issue on Explanation and Causality: Homage to Wesley Salmon).

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Novelty and Continuity in Philosophy and Methodology of Science", in GONZALEZ, W. J. and ALCOLEA, J. (eds), Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2006, pp. 1-28.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Prediction as Scientific Test of Economics", en GONZALEZ, W. J. and ALCOLEA, J. (eds), Contemporary Perspectives in Philosophy and Methodology of Science, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2006, pp. 83-112.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "The Role of Experiments in the Social Sciences: The Case of Economics", in KUIPERS, T. (ed), General Philosophy of Science: Focal Issues, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2007, pp. 299-325.

Research Project
"Bounded Rationality and the Sciences of Design: The Role of Prediction and Prescription". Three years project. Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (HUM2004-06846).

Subject: This project has a main aim: to clarify the role of prediction and prescription when the "designs" are made in the sciences of artificial. The models of those sciences -especially, if they are applied sciences- require prediction about its viability and prescription about what should be done to resolve the concrete problem. In both cases -prediction and prescription- there is a need of deepening in the epistemological-methodological base of bounded rationality, instead of focusing towards a maximizing rationality (like it is done in the mainstream in applied sciences).

June 2009

Since October 2007, Wenceslao J. Gonzalez has been a Correspondent Member of the Académie International de Philosophie des Sciences/International Academy for Philosophy of Sciences. Since May 2008, he has been a Team leader of a program of the European Science Foundation entitled "The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective" (the proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag). Recently, he has been named as a Distinguished Researcher by the Latin-American Institute of Philosophical Investigations (the Main National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru).

Among his publications during this period are the following:

GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Las Ciencias de Diseño: Racionalidad limitada, predicción y prescripción, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2007.

GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Evolutionism: Present Approaches, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2008.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Rationality and Prediction in the Sciences of the Artificial: Economics as a Design Science," in GALAVOTTI, M. C., SCAZZIERI, R. and SUPPES, P. (eds), Reasoning, Rationality and Probability, CSLI Publications, Stanford, 2008, pp. 165-186.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Economic Values in the Configuration of Science," in AGAZZI, E., ECHEVERRIA, J. and GOMEZ, A. (eds), Epistemology and the Social, Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 85-112.

May 2011
Recent publications include the following books:
GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), New Methodological Perspectives on Observation and Experimentation in Science, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2010.
STADLER, F., DIEKS, D., GONZALEZ, W. J., HARTMAN, S., UEBEL, TH. y WEBER, M. (eds), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science, Springer, Dordrecht, 2010.
GONZALEZ, W. J., La predicción científica: Concepciones filosófico-metodológicas desde H. Reichenbach a N. Rescher, Montesinos, Barcelona, 2010.

Among his recent papers are:
GONZALEZ, W. J., "Trends and Problems in Philosophy of Social and Cultural Sciences: A European Perspective," in STADLER, F. ET AL. (eds), The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science, pp. 221-242.
GONZALEZ, W. J., "Recent Approaches on Observation and Experimentation: A Philosophical-Methodological Viewpoint," in GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), New Methodological Perspectives on Observation and Experimentation in Science, pp. 9-48.
GONZALEZ, W. J., "Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation in the Social Sciences: Realm and Limits" (Workshop of the Program 'The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective'), Journal for General Philosophy of Science, v. 41, n. 2, (2010), pp. 389-394.

Wenceslao J. Gonzalez has organized a Workshop of the European Science Foundation at the University of A Coruña, Ferrol Campus, on 23-24 September 2010. The topic was "The Debate on Mathematical Modeling in the Social Sciences." 20.5.2011

May 2012
Recent publications include the following books:
DIEKS, D., GONZALEZ, W. J., HARTMAN, S., UEBEL, TH. and WEBER, M. (eds), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation, Springer, Dordrecht, 2011.

GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher, Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2011.

GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Conceptual Revolutions: From Cognitive Science to Medicine, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2011.

DIEKS, D., GONZALEZ, W. J., HARTMAN, S., STÖLTZNER, M. y WEBER, M. (eds), Probabilities, Laws, and Structures, Springer, Dordrecht, 2012.

Among his recent papers are:

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Complexity in Economics and Prediction: The Role of Parsimonious Factors", in DIEKS, D., GONZALEZ, W. J., HARTMAN, S., UEBEL, TH. and WEBER, M. (eds), Explanation, Prediction, and Confirmation, Springer, Dordrecht, 2011, pp. 319-330.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "From Mathematics to Social Concern about Science: Kitcher's Philosophical Approach", in GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Scientific Realism and Democratic Society: The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher, Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Rodopi, Ámsterdam, 2011, pp. 11-93.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "The Problem of Conceptual Revolutions at the Present Stage", in GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Conceptual Revolutions: From Cognitive Science to Medicine, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2011, pp. 7-38.

GONZALEZ, W. J., "Conceptual Changes and Scientific Diversity: The Role of Historicity", in GONZALEZ, W. J. (ed), Conceptual Revolutions: From Cognitive Science to Medicine, Netbiblo, A Coruña, 2011, pp. 39-62.


Since November 2009, Wenceslao J. Gonzalez is a Full Member of the International Academy for Philosophy of Sciences/Académie International de Philosophie des Sciences (AIPS). He has organized a Workshop of the European Science Foundation at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, on 15-16 September 2011. The topic was "The Sciences of the Artificial vs. the Cultural and Social Sciences

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