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Philosophy of science matters : the philosophy of Peter Achinstein

Author: Gregory J Morgan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nineteen distinguished philosophers, including four Lakatos award winners, address various aspects of Peter Achinstein's influential views on the nature of scientific evidence, explanation, and  Read more...

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Named Person: Peter Achinstein; Peter Achinstein; Peter Achinstein; Peter Achinstein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory J Morgan
ISBN: 9780199738625 0199738629
OCLC Number: 661181243
Description: xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ordinary language and the unordinary philosophy of Peter Achinstein / Steven Gimbel and Jeffrey Maynes --
Evidence, external validity, and explanatory relevance / Nancy Cartwright --
Maxwell, matter, and method: Maxwellian methodology, methodological Maxwellianism, and methods of historical and philosophical speculation --
Achinstein's Newtonian empiricism / Victor Di Fate --
Evidence and objectivity in Achinstein's philosophy of science / Gerald Doppelt --
A defence of Achinstein's pragmatism about explanation / Adam M. Goldstein --
On the very idea of a theory of evidence / Philip Kitcher --
Mill on the hypothetical method: a discussion of Achinstein's defense of Mill and Newton on induction / Frederick M. Kronz --
Waves, particles, independent tests, and the limits of inductivism / Larry Laudan --
What's so great about an objective concept of evidence? / Helen Longino --
The objective epistemic probabilist and the severe tester / Deborah G. Mayo --
Achinstein and Whewell on theoretical coherence / Gregory J. Morgan --
Observationally indistinguishable spacetimes: a challenge for any inductivist / John D. Norton --
Making contact with molecules: on Perrin and Achinstein / Stathis Psillos --
Achinstein and the evidence for evolution / Richard A. Richards --
The place of artificial selection in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection / Mihael Ruse --
Evidence and justification / Kent Staley --
What was Perrin's real achievement? / Bas C. van Fraassen --
Causes, conditions, and the pragmatics of causal explanation / James Woodward --
Achinstein's replies / Peter Achinstein.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory J. Morgan.

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These essays each follow Achinstein's example of careful, historically informed philosophy of science; historians interested in such issues will certainly profit. * David Harker, Isis * This is a Read more...

 
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