Our series publishes and re-publishes new and classical
materials on philosophy of science, methodology, and methods. We also publish
general scientific and didactical books. Our goal is to retain and digitalize
older scientific materials. The main reason is that classical materials are a crucial
part of philosophy of science and methodology. In addition to books, book
series, and method guidelines, we publish dissertations (that have passed
pre-examination) and article books. New books undergo our peer review process conducted
by the editing team of the Metodologia journal. Old materials and classical
books and materials which have already been scientifically reviewed do not need
additional reviewing. Contact our series editors for additional details:
Jari Jolkkonen 2007/2022. Systemaattinen analyysi tutkimusmetodina - Metodiopas
This guidline introduces the basics of systematic analysis as a method. This material has been used not only in the field of study of theology where this guideline is originated. It has been also used in many other fields of study to analyse concepts, arguments, and influences.
Cite: Jari Jolkkonen 2007/2022. Systemaattinen analyysi tutkimusmetodina - Metodiopas. Finnish Methodology Society, Finland.
Kari Väyrynen 2019/2023. VIISAUDEN HAASTE Metafilosofinen johdatus filosofiaan
This book is written on the holistic display of metaphysics in philosophy opening the challenge of philosophy from the perspectives of layman to research of sciences. It covers vast philosophical areas, but it does not only entail basics of the metaphysics but also metaphilosophical didactics. In addition to this Väyrynen has analysed natural, society, religion and cultural concepts as prerequisites of philosophy.
Cite: Kari Väyrynen 2019/2023. VIISAUDEN HAASTE Metafilosofinen johdatus filosofiaan. ISBN 978-952-65052-1-3, Finnish Methodology Society, Finland.
Kari Väyrynen, ed. Ari J. Tervashonka 1986/2023. Pedagogiikka ja Dialektiikka tutkimuksia Hegelistä
Digitalized version of Research writing collection on Hegel's philosophy and its perspectives on pedagogy and didactics. Book entails three major subjects: Hegel's pedagogics and its philosophical fundaments, concept of contradiction in Hegel's reflexionlogic, and Hegel's reflexion and education.
Cite: Kari Väyrynen, ed. Ari J. Tervashonka 1986/2023. Pedagogiikka ja Dialektiikka tutkimuksia Hegelistä. ISBN 978-952-65052-3-7, Finnish Methodology Society, Finland.
Jouko Jokisalo & Kari väyrynen (ed.), ed. Ari J. Tervashonka 1993/2023. Ympäristökysymysten yhteiskunnallisia ja eettisiä näkökulmia
Digitalized version of article collection edited originally by Jouko Jokisalo and Kari Väyrynen. The collection focuses on the society and ethics perspectives of environmental questions. Writers: Timo Järvikoski, Kari Sallamaa, Jouko Jokisalo, Kari Väyrynen, and Vesa Oittinen.
Cite:Jouko Jokisalo & Kari väyrynen (ed.), ed. Ari J. Tervashonka 1993/2023. Ympäristökysymysten yhteiskunnallisia ja eettisiä näkökulmia. ISBN 978-952-65052-4-4, Finnish Methodology Society, Finland.
Kari Väyrynen 2006/2023. Ympäristöfilosofian historia Maaäitimyytistä Marxiin.
Väyrynen has written this thematically broad 400 pages cohesion of history of environmental philosophy. Book does not only contain chronological historical analysis but also thematic of eastern environmental history and vast variety of topics around the subject. These include intellectual and natural mythological studies, east perspective and perspectives of art, culture and society effects on development of environmental philosophy in different eras.
Cite:Kari Väyrynen 2006/2023. Ympäristöfilosofian historia Maaäitimyytistä Marxiin. ISBN 978-952-65052-2-0, Finnish Methodology Society, Finland.
Ari J. Tervashonka 2023. The third Maxwellian Unification
A systematic analysis of the impact of the Maxwellian ether hypothesis on the development of theoretical physics 1855–1920. Dissertation.
The scientific contributions of James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879) are vastly documented and researched. His electromagnetic equations and two unifications between electricity and magnetism, and electromagnetism and optics are well known in the history of physics. However, how Maxwell imagined phenomena and formulated mathematical equations to govern physical phenomena was underpinned by natural philosophical thought and effectively the central idea of ether. Ether was believed to be a medium for physical actions covering not only electromagnetism and optics but also thermal phenomena and, in some cases, gravitation. Based on the perspective of history of science, this dissertation suggests a third unification to highlight Maxwellian ether's seminal effect. Despite ether eventually being considered a dead end in physics, it had an overall effect on the history of physics by standardising the ether fundaments.
This theory history dissertation covers Maxwellian ether's theoretical development over 65 years. We start with earlier attempts by Maxwell in 1855 to theorise how Michael Faraday's (1791–1867) findings could be formalised in mathematical physics. After decades of development, the rise of ether scepticism and global recognition of the theory of relativity, we will end the inquiry with the suggestion of Albert Einstein and conceptualize ether as a name carrier for the properties of empty space, thusly covering the development between 1855–1920.
The dissertation was conducted with systematic analysis and hermeneutic theory of systematic analysis. The logic of the historical discovery has been kin to grounded studies to provide a historically sound source for research on the theme in the history of physics, intellectual history, and philosophy of science.
Cite: Ari J. Tervashonka 2023. The third Maxwellian Unification A systematic analysis of the impact of the Maxwellian ether hypothesis on the development of theoretical physics 1855–1920. ISBN 978-952-65052-6-8, Eastern Finland University dissertations, Finnish Methodology Society, Metodologia Series, Finland.