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Uncertain knowledge : an image of science for a changing world

Author: R G A Dolby
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the image of science in the modern world.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R G A Dolby
ISBN: 0521560047 9780521560047
OCLC Number: 34731607
Description: xi, 365 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Levels of cognitive activity --
3. Facts in frameworks --
4. Rationality, irrationality, and relativism --
5. Knowledge and reality --
6. A new account of the scientific process --
7. What, if anything, is distinctive about science? --
8. How is good science to be distinguished from bad science? --
9. A theory of the pathologies of science --
10. What are acceptable variations of present science? --
11. And in the long term? --
Appendix. Summary of cases of marginal and disputed science.
Responsibility: R.G.A. Dolby.
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