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What science is and how it works

著者: Gregory Neil Derry
出版商: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
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"Science involves a particular way of thinking about the world, and Derry shows the reader that a scientific viewpoint can benefit most personal philosophies and fields of study. With an eye to both the power and limits of science, he explores the relationships between science and topics such as religion, ethics, and philosophy. By tackling the subject of science from all angles, including the nuts and bolts of the  再读一些...
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所有的著者/提供者: Gregory Neil Derry
ISBN: 0691058776 9780691058771
OCLC号码: 40693869
奖励: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2000.
描述: xi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
内容: Exploring the frontiers of science: how new discoveries are made in the sciences --
Mental tactics: some distinctively scientific approaches to the world --
Larger questions: the context of science --
Common ground: some unifying concepts in the sciences.
责任: Gregory N. Derry.
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How does a scientist go about solving problems? How do scientific discoveries happen? Why are cold fusion and parapsychology different from mainstream science? What is a scientific worldview? This  再读一些...

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[There is] no better contemporary book to convey the unity of science and at the same time to stimulate further study. Choice Part textbook, part manifesto, Derry's book offers both entertainment 再读一些...

 
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Nice current overview of the nature of science

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This book is written for the general reader. It reviews the current philosophy of science. While it gives a passing nod to "science studies," it is in a more traditional school of understanding of science. The book gives good examples of where a change in the assumptions upon which observation is...
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