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Method and appraisal in the physical sciences : the critical background to modern science, 1800-1905

Author: Colin Howson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. re-issue, digitally print. versionView all editions and formats
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First published in 1976, this is a volume of studies on the problems of theory-appraisal in the physical sciences - how and why important theories are developed, changed and are replaced, and by what  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Howson
ISBN: 9780521211109 0521211107 9780521113083 0521113083
OCLC Number: 699010855
Description: VII, 344 Seiten
Contents: Preface C. Howson; 2. History of science and its rational reconstructions Imre Lakatos; 3. Atomism versus thermodynamics Peter Clark; 3. Thomas Young and the 'refutation' of Newtonian optics: a case study in the interaction of philosophy of science and history of science John Worrall; 4. Why did oxygen supplant phlogiston? Research programmes in the Chemical Revolution Alan Musgrave; 5. Why did Einstein's programme supersede Lorentz's? Elie Zahar; 6. The rejection of Avogadro's hypotheses Martin Fricke; 7. On the critique of reason Paul Feyerabend; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Howson.

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