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Search for a naturalistic world view / 1, Scientific method and epistemology.

Author: Abner Shimony
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Search for a naturalistic world view, / Abner Shimony ; Vol. 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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This two-volume 1993 collection of his essays written over a period of forty years explores the interrelations between science and philosophy.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abner Shimony
ISBN: 0521373522 9780521373524 0521377447 9780521377447
OCLC Number: 311983444
Description: XIV, 333 S.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Integral epistemology; 2. Reality, causality and closing the circle; 3. Search for a world view that can accommodate our knowledge of microphysics; 4. Perception from an evolutionary point of view; 5. Is observation theory-laden? A problem in naturalistic epistemology; 6. Coherence and the axioms of confirmation; 7. An adamite derivation of the principles of the calculus of probability; 8. The status of the principle of maximum entropy; 9. Scientific inference; 10. Reconsiderations on inductive logic; 11. Comments on two epistemological these of Thomas Kuhn; 12. Comment on Martin Eger's A Tale of Two Controversies; Index.
Series Title: Search for a naturalistic world view, / Abner Shimony ; Vol. 1
Responsibility: Abner Shimony.

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Winner 1996 Lakatos Award "This collection of papers is an admirable contribution to the study of nature and of how we aquire knowledge of it. Shimony's work is an important model for how these Read more...

 
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