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Philosophy of Science in Practice : Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning

Author: Hsiang-Ke Chao; Julian Reiss
Publisher: Cham Springer International Publishing Imprint : Springer, 2017.
Series: Synthese Library, Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
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This volume reflects the 'philosophy of science in practice' approach and takes a fresh look at traditional philosophical problems in the context of natural, social, and health research. Inspired by the work of Nancy Cartwright that shows how the practices and apparatuses of science help us to understand science and to build theories in the philosophy of science, this volume critically examines the philosophical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Libros electrónicos
Recursos electrónicos
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hsiang-Ke Chao; Julian Reiss
ISBN: 9783319455327 331945532X 9783319455303 3319455303
OCLC Number: 979883306
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea). 1 online resource (x, 204 p. 6 il).
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction; Hsiang-Ke Chao --
PART I. Evidence in Practice --
Chapter 2. Single Case Causes: What is Evidence and Why; Nancy Cartwright --
Chapter 3. Partial Evidence in Medicine; Otávio Bueno --
Chapter 4. On the Casual Wars; Julian Reiss --
Part II. Laws and Causation in Practice --
Chapter 5. Dappled Science in a Unified World; Michael Strevens --
Chapter 6. A Dual-Role Account of Ceteris Paribus Laws; Kai-Yuan Cheng --
Chapter 7. On Component Forces in Physics: A Pragmatic View; Darrell P. Rowbottom --
Chapter 8. Mechanisms, Capacities, and Nomological Machines: Integrating Cartwright's Account of Nomological Machines and Machamer, Darden and Craver's Account of Mechanisms; Ruey-Lin Chen --
Part III. Models in Practice --
Chapter 9. Scientific Representation Is Representation-As; Roman Frigg --
Chapter 10. Model-Based Knowledge and Credible Policy Analysis; Hsiang-Ke Chao.
Series Title: Synthese Library, Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
Responsibility: edited by Hsiang-Ke Chao, Julian Reiss.

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