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Reality and rationality

Author: Wesley C Salmon; Phil Dowe; Merrilee H Salmon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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This volume of articles (most published, some new) is a follow-up to the late Wesley C. Salmon's widely read collection "Causality And Explanation" (OUP 1998). It contains both published and unpublished articles, and focuses on two related areas of inquiry: first, is science a rational enterprise? Secondly, does science yield objective information about our world, even the aspects that we cannot observe directly?  Read more...
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Salmon, Wesley C.
Reality and rationality.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004050051
(OCoLC)55124888
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley C Salmon; Phil Dowe; Merrilee H Salmon
ISBN: 1423761936 9781423761938 1280560568 9781280560569 9780195177848 0195177843 9780195181951 0195181956
OCLC Number: 65178178
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Realism and empiricism: the key question --
Scientific realism in the empiricist tradition --
An empiricist argument for realism --
Plausibility arguments in science --
Discovery and justification --
Rationality and objectivity in science --
Revisions of scientific convictions --
Dynamic rationality --
Hume's arguments on cosmology and design --
The "almost-deduction" theory --
The "partial-entailment" theory --
Confirmation and relevance.
Responsibility: Wesley C. Salmon ; edited by Phil Dowe and Merrilee H. Salmon.
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