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The Metaphysics of Science : an Account of Modern Science in terms of Principles, Laws and Theories

Author: Craig Dilworth
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1996.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 173.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The roots of this work lie in my earlier book, Scientific Progress, which first appeared in 1981. One of its topics, the distinction between scientific laws and theories, is there treated with reference to the same distinction as drawn by N.R. Campbell in his Physics: The Elements. Shortly after completing Scientific Progress, I read Rom Harre's The Principles of Scientific Thinking, in which the concept of theory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Dilworth
ISBN: 9789401586214 9401586217
OCLC Number: 851380523
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages).
Contents: 1. Empiricism vs. Realism --
The Perennial Debate in the Philosophy of Science --
2. Fundamental and Refined Principles: The Core of Modern Science --
3. Empirical Laws: The Supervention of Experience --
4. Scientific Theories: Closing the Circle --
5. The Principle-Theory-Law Model of Scientific Explanation --
6. The Social Sciences: A Consideration of Economics --
7. Natural Kinds --
8. Probability and Confirmation --
9. Empiricism vs. Realism Revisited --
10. Modern Science and the Future --
References.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 173.
Responsibility: by Craig Dilworth.

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The roots of this work lie in my earlier book, Scientific Progress, which first appeared in 1981. One of its topics, the distinction between scientific laws and theories, is there treated with reference to the same distinction as drawn by N.R. Campbell in his Physics: The Elements. Shortly after completing Scientific Progress, I read Rom Harre's The Principles of Scientific Thinking, in which the concept of theory is even more clearly delineated than in Campbell, being directly con nected to the notion of a model - as it was in my book. In subsequent considerations regarding science, Harre's work thus became my main source of inspiration with regard to theories, while Campbell's re mained my main source with respect to empiricallaws. Around the same time I also read William Whewell's Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences. In this work, Whewell depicts principles as playing a central role in the formation of science, and conceives of them in much the same way as Kant conceives of fundamental syn thetic a priori judgements. The idea that science should have principles as a basic element immediately made sense to me, and from that time I have thought of science in terms of laws, theories and principles.

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