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An introduction to the philosophy of science

Author: Rudolf Carnap; Martin Gardner
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 1974, ©1966.
Series: Harper torchbooks, 5018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970.
Introduction to the philosophy of science.
New York : Basic Books, 1974, ©1966
(OCoLC)894773796
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Carnap; Martin Gardner
ISBN: 0465095178 9780465095179 0465035507 9780465035502
OCLC Number: 1429127
Notes: Originally published under title: Philosophical foundations of physics.
Description: xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The value of laws: explanation and prediction --
Induction and statistical probability --
Induction and logical probability --
The experimental method --
Three kinds of quantitative concepts --
Extensive magnitudes --
Time --
Length --
Derived magnitudes and the quantitative language --
Merits of the quantitative method --
The magic view of language --
Euclid's parallel postulate --
Non-Euclidean geometries --
Poincaré versus Einstein --
Space in relativity theory --
Advantages of Non-Euclidean physical geometry --
Kant's synthetic a priori --
Causality --
Does causality imply necessity? --
The logic of causal modalities --
Determinism and free will --
Theories and nonobservables --
Correspondence rules --
How new empirical laws are derived from theoretical laws --
The Ramsey sentence --
Analyticity in an observation language --
Analyticity in a theoretical language --
Statistical laws --
Indeterminism in quantum physics.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks, 5018.
Other Titles: Philosophical foundations of physics.
Responsibility: Rudolf Carnap ; edited by Martin Gardner.

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