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Empirical Philosophy of Science [recurso electrónico] Introducing Qualitative Methods into Philosophy of Science.

Author: Susann Wagenknecht; Nancy J Nersessian; Hanne Andersen
Publisher: Cham, 2015.
Series: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Springer eBooks 2015 [recurso electrónico]
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The book examines the emerging approach of using qualitative methods, such as interviews and field observations, in the philosophy of science. Qualitative methods are gaining popularity among philosophers of science as more and more scholars are resorting to empirical work in their study of scientific practices. At the same time, the results produced through empirical work are quite different from those gained  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susann Wagenknecht; Nancy J Nersessian; Hanne Andersen
ISBN: 9783319186009 3319186000
OCLC Number: 1045656996
Description: 1 recurso en línea : online resource
Contents: Part I Foundations --
Part II Case Studies --
Part III Empirical Philosophy of Science and HPS.
Series Title: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

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The book examines the emerging approach of using qualitative methods, such as interviews and field observations, in the philosophy of science. Qualitative methods are gaining popularity among philosophers of science as more and more scholars are resorting to empirical work in their study of scientific practices. At the same time, the results produced through empirical work are quite different from those gained through the kind of introspective conceptual analysis more typical of philosophy. This volume explores the benefits and challenges of an empirical philosophy of science and addresses questions such as: What do philosophers gain from empirical work? How can empirical research help to develop philosophical concepts? How do we integrate philosophical frameworks and empirical research? What constraints do we accept when choosing an empirical approach? What constraints does a pronounced theoretical focus impose on empirical work? Nine experts discuss their thoughts and empirical resul ...

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