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From a scientific point of view : reasoning and evidence beat improvisation across fields

Author: Mario Bunge
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book deals with the scientific viewpoint, which is illustrated here through a number of topical cases in modern science, from gravitational waves to mental disorders to social policies.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Bunge
ISBN: 1527508641 9781527508644
OCLC Number: 1028890232
Description: 161 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
The scientific worldview --
Should scientists listen to philosophers? --
Interdependence of epistemology and metaphysics --
Human nature is unnatural --
The study of early societies --
Reframing mental disorders --
Technology [not equal symbol] applied science --
Liberties and democracies : authentic and bogus --
Amateurs and professionals --
Crime, criminology, and penology --
Gravitational waves and the nature of space --
Is scientific philosophy possible?
Responsibility: by Mario Bunge.

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