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Theory and truth : philosophical critique within foundational science

Author: Lawrence Sklar; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2000.
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Sceptics have cast doubt on the idea that scientific theories give us a true picture of an objective world. This text examines three kinds of sceptical arguments about scientific truth, and explores the role that these play within foundational science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sklar, Lawrence.
Theory and truth.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 99051895
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Sklar; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780191519444 0191519448
OCLC Number: 252553140
Notes: "Originally presented in the form of six talks given as the John Locke lectures at Oxford University during the Trinity term of the 1997-8 academic year"--Acknowledgments.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 153 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Ontological Elimination ; 3. Idealization ; 4. Transience ; 5. Conclusions ; Bibliography, Index
Responsibility: Lawrence Sklar.
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Lawrence Sklar examines three kinds of philosophical scepticism about truth in science, and reveals the important role that they play within foundational science itself, especially physics.  Read more...

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Review from previous edition Sklar's discussion ... is exemplary, and always anchored in the concrete details of real scientific theorizing. Peter Menzies, TLS His book makes refreshing and Read more...

 
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