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Building Theories : Heuristics and Hypotheses in Sciences.

Author: David Danks; Emiliano Ippoliti
Publisher: New York : Springer Jan. 2018.
Series: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics Ser., 41.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Danks; Emiliano Ippoliti
ISBN: 9783319727868 3319727869
OCLC Number: 1048176651
Description: 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Building theories: The heuristic way --
Building theories: Strategies not blueprints --
Richer than reduction --
Theory building as problem solving --
Discovering cures in medicine --
The product guides the process: Discovering disease mechanisms --
Take the case of a Geometer: Mathematical analogies and building theories in Aristotle --
Activation of the eddy mental schema, multiple analogies and their heuristic cooperation in the historical development of fluid dynamics --
Heuristic logic: A kernel --
The noetic account of scientific progress and the factivity of understanding --
Rhythms, retention and protention: Philosophical reflections on geometrical schemata for biological time.
Series Title: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics Ser., 41.

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This book explores new findings on the long-neglected topic of theory construction and discovery, and challenges the orthodox, current division of scientific development into discrete stages: the  Read more...

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