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Between Two Worlds


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Table of Contents

1. Childhood.- 2. Adolescence.- 3. University et alia.- 4. Scientific Apprenticeship.- 5. Philosophical Apprenticeship.- 6. First jobs.- 7. Itinerant Professor.- 8. Canada and Scientific Realism.- 9. Exact Philosophy.- 10. Systemic Materialism.- 11. Biophilosophy.- 12. Psychoneural Monism.- 13. Social Philosophy.- 14. Weird Ideas, Strange Places, Freak Events.- 15. Practical Philosophy.- 16. Summary.- 17. Appendix by Marta Bunge: My Life with Mario.- 18. References.

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Mario Bunge is a renowned and celebrated academic and philosopher. He is originally from Argentina, but has been active in Canada since the mid 1960's. At 95 years of age, he has a PhD in physico-mathematical sciences,, sixteen honorary doctorates and four honorary professorships. His current researches revolves around philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics.


"The book is filled with references to family members and includes over thirty pages of historical family photographs. Two Worlds is a highly readable account of the life and times of a distinguished scholar, a remarkable man whose intellectual curiosity and determination could not be dampened by the overwhelming repressiveness of the fascist Peronist regime. Kudos to Mario Bunge for memoirs well-written and for a life, both personal and academic, still being well-lived at ninety-seven." (James E. Alcock, Skeptical Inquirer, January-February, 2017)"This 500-page Memoirs is a delightful and informative read, not just about the life of Bunge, but about much of twentieth century philosophy of science. ... This is a lovely account of what constitutes a good school science teacher; and it is doubtful if, after the subsequent millions of educational publications, anything better and clearer has been written. If transposed to the university level, and elaborated, it well-fits Mario Bunge the physicist-philosopher as revealed in these Memoirs." (Michael R. Matthews, Science and Education, Vol. 25, 2016)

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