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Philosophy of science : a very short introduction

Author: Samir Okasha
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Very short introductions, 67.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Leermiddelen (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Philosophy of science [Ressource électronique] : a very short introduction / Samir Okasha.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2002. (@Very short introductions)
0-19-280283-6
(ABES)120186926
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samir Okasha
ISBN: 0192802836 9780192802835
OCLC Number: 48932644
Description: 144 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm.
Contents: What is science? --
Scientific reasoning --
Explanation in science --
Realism and anti-realism --
Scientific change and scientific revolutions --
Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology --
Science and its critics.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 67.
Responsibility: Samir Okasha.
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Provides an overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science, this book goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning,  Read more...

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