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Exceeding our grasp : science, history, and the problem of unconceived alternatives

Author: P Kyle Stanford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Kyle Stanford
ISBN: 0195174089 9780195174083
OCLC Number: 913005939
Description: xiv, 234 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Realism, pessimism, and underdetermination --
Chasing Duhem: the problem of unconceived alternatives --
Darwin and pangenesis: the search for the material basis of generation and heredity --
Galton and the stirp theory --
August Weismann's theory of the germ-plasm --
History revisited: Pyrrhic victories for scientific realism --
Selective confirmation and the historical record: "another such victory over the Romans"? --
Science without realism?
Responsibility: P. Kyle Stanford.
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