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Philosophy of science

Author: Jeffrey L Kasser; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2006.
Series: Great courses., Philosophy & intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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Professor Jeffrey L. Kasser gives 36 lectures on the philosophy of science.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey L Kasser; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598032399 9781598032390
OCLC Number: 77009309
Notes: Cataloged from disc labels, containers, and accompanying course guidebooks.
Course no. 4100.
Performer(s): Lectures by Jeffrey L. Kasser, Teaching Assistant Professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University.
Description: 6 videodiscs (18 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks.
Details: DVD.
Contents: disc 1. Science and philosophy ; Popper and the problem of demarcation ; Further thoughts on demarcation ; Einstein, measurement, and meanng ; Classical empiricism ; Logical positivism and verifiability --
disc 2. Logical positivism, science, and meaning ;Holism ; Discovery and justification ; Induction as illigitimate ; Some solutions and a new riddle ; Instances and consequences --
disc 3. Kuhn and the challenge of history ; Revolutions and rationality ; Assessment of Kuhn ; For and against method ; Sociology, postmodernism, and science wars ; (How) does science explain? --
disc 4. Putting the cause back in "because" ; Probability, pragmatics, and unification ; Laws and regularities ; Laws and necessity ; Reduction and progress ; Reduction and physicalism --
disc 5. New views of meaning and reference ; Scientific realism ; Success, experience, and explanation ; Realism and naturalism ; Values and objectivity ; Probability --
disc 6. Bayesianism ; Problems with Bayesianism ; Entropy and explanation ; Species and reality ; The elimination of persons? ; Philosophy and science.
Series Title: Great courses., Philosophy & intellectual history.
Responsibility: [taught by] Jeffrey L. Kasser.

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Professor Jeffrey L. Kasser gives 36 lectures on the philosophy of science.

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