Mario Bunge


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in Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 21, 1919

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Mario Augusto Bunge es un físico, filósofo, epistemólogo y humanista argentino; Bunge por encima de todo es un filósofo materialista, defensor del realismo científico y de la filosofía exacta. Es conocido por expresar públicamente su postura contraria a las pseudociencias, entre las que incluye al psicoanálisis, la praxeología, la homeopatía, la microeconomía neoclásica (u ortodoxa) entre otras, además de sus críticas contra corrientes filosóficas como el existencialismo (y, especialmente, la obra de Martin Heidegger), la fenomenología, el posmodernismo, la hermenéutica, y el feminismo filosófico.

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La ciencia, su método y su ...

3.56 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1959 — 10 editions
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100 ideas: El libro para pe...

3.70 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Causality and Modern Science

4.30 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1979 — 11 editions
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Las pseudociencias ¡vaya timo!

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Philosophy in Crisis: The N...

4.10 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2000
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Chasing Reality: Strife Ove...

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Filosofía para médicos

3.79 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Ser, saber, hacer

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Scientific Realism

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Treatise on Basic Philosoph...

4.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1974 — 2 editions
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“We all would like to know more and, at the same time, to receive less information. In fact, the problem of a worker in today's knowledge industry is not the scarcity of information but its excess. The same holds for professionals: just think of a physician or an executive, constantly bombarded by information that is at best irrelevant. In order to learn anything we need time. And to make time we must use information filters allowing us to ignore most of the information aimed at us. We must ignore much to learn a little.”
Mario Augusto Bunge, Philosophy in Crisis: The Need for Reconstruction

“At all times pseudoprofound aphorisms have been more popular than rigorous arguments.”
Mario Bunge

“In academia much bogus knowledge is tolerated in the name of academic freedom – which is like allowing for the sale of contaminated food in the name of free enterprise. I submit that such tolerance is suicidal: that the serious students must be protected against the “anything goes” crowd.”
Mario Bunge



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