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Theories on the scrap heap : scientists and philosophers on the falsification, rejection, and replacement of theories

Author: John Losee
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Theories on the Scrap Heap examines the subject of rejected scientific theories through an analysis of case studies from more than two centuries of science. Using excerpts from the work of prominent scientists and philosophers of science, John Losee discusses a sequence of questions about the falsification, rejection, and replacement of theories: When observational evidence conflicts with the assumptions of a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Losee
ISBN: 0822958732 9780822958734
OCLC Number: 57044104
Description: viii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Theories and falsification. --
The logic of falsification --
The limits of falsification --
Are there crucial experiments? --
Falsification and the method of difference --
pt. 2. The rejection of theories. --
Popper's methodological falsificationism --
Responses to prima facie falsifying evidence --
pt. 3. The replacement of theories. --
Whewell on scientific progress --
Kuhn on theory replacement --
Lakatos on progressive research programs --
The asymptotic agreement of calculations --
pt. 4. The acceptability of theories. --
Successful prediction and the acceptability of theories --
Variety within evidence --
Other factors in theory evaluation.
Responsibility: John Losee.
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