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Computational philosophy of science

Author: Paul R Thagard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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By applying research in artificial intelligence to problems in the philosophy of science, Paul Thagard develops an exciting new approach to the study of scientific reasoning.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Thagard
ISBN: 9780262700481 0262700484
OCLC Number: 71799440
Notes: Bradford Books.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, [2004?] Mode of access: World Wide Web. Access restricted to subscribers.
Description: 256 pages
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Computation and the Philosophy of Science --
2. The Structure of Scientific Knowledge --
3. Theories and Explanations --
4. Discovery and the Emergence of Meaning --
5. Theory Evaluation --
6. Against Evolution Epistemology --
7. From the Descriptive to the Normative --
8. Justification and Truth --
9. Pseudoscience --
10. The Process of Inquiry: Projects for Computational Philosophy --
Appendix 1: Tutorials --
Appendix 2: Specification of PI --
Appendix 3: Sample Run of PI --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul R. Thagard.

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