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What science knows : and how it knows it

Author: James Franklin
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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To scientists, the tsunami of relativism, scepticism, and postmodernism that washed through the humanities in the twentieth century was all water off a duck's back. Science remained committed to objectivity and continued to deliver remarkable discoveries and improvements in technology. In What Science Knows, the Australian philosopher and mathematician James Franklin explains in captivating and straightforward prose  Read more...
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Franklin, James, 1953-
What science knows.
New York : Encounter Books, 2009
(DLC) 2009006496
(OCoLC)312727920
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Franklin
ISBN: 9781594034398 1594034397
OCLC Number: 605124230
Description: 1 online resource (v, 283 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents: Evidence --
Enemies of science: early --
Enemies of science: postmodernist --
The furniture --
The physical sciences --
Biology and cognition --
Mathematics --
Enemies of mathematics --
The formal sciences --
Probabilities and risks --
Are the social sciences 'sciences'? --
Actually existing science --
The complexity obstacle to knowledge --
Is that all there is?
Responsibility: James Franklin.

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Explains how science works its magic. This book describes some colorful examples of discoveries in the natural, mathematical, and social sciences and the reasons for believing them. It examines the  Read more...

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