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Can theories be refuted? : essays on the Duhem-Quine thesis

Author: Sandra G Harding
Publisher: Dordrecht-Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co., ©1976.
Series: Synthese library, v. 81.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to a view assumed by many scientists and philosophers of science and standardly found in science textbooks, it is controlled ex- perience which provides the basis for distinguishing between  Read more...

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Named Person: Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; W V Quine; Duhem, Pierre Maurice Marie <1861-1916>; W V - (Willard Van Orman) Quine; Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; W V Quine; Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; W V Quine; Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem; Willard van Orman Quine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra G Harding
ISBN: 9027706298 9789027706294 9027706301 9789027706300
OCLC Number: 1637926
Description: xxi, 318 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Physical Theory and Experiment.- Two Dogmas of Empiricism.- Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance: Problems and Changes.- Some Fundamental Problems in the Logic of Scientific Discovery.- Background Knowledge and Scientific Growth.- The Duhemian Argument.- A Comment on Grunbaum's Claim.- Scientific Revolutions as Changes of World View.- Grunbaum on `The Duhemian Argument'.- Quine, Grunbaum, and the Duhemian Thesis.- Duhem, Quine and Grunbaum on Falsification.- Duhem, Quine and a New Empiricism.- Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes.- Is it never Possible to Falsify a Hypothesis Irrevocably?.- The Rationality of Science (From`Against Method').- Index of Names.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 81.
Other Titles: Essays on the Duhem-Quine thesis
Duhem-Quine thesis
Responsibility: edited by Sandra G. Harding.

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