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Philosophy of science : the central issues

Author: Martin Curd; J A Cover
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gathering 49 readings on a variety of topics--science and pseudoscience; rationality, objectivity, and values in science; laws of nature; models of explanation, among others--this anthology introduces students to the often challenging problems examined by major thinkers in the field. Combine this with thoughtful and thorough apparatus, and Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues is the most flexible and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Curd; J A Cover
ISBN: 0393971759 9780393971750
OCLC Number: 37955435
Description: xx, 1379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Science and pseudoscience --
Rationality, objectivity, and values in science --
The Duhem-Quine thesis and underdetermination --
Induction, prediction, and evidence --
Confirmation and relevance : Bayesian approaches --
Models of explanation --
Laws of nature --
Intertheoretic reduction --
Empiricism and scientific realism --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Martin Curd, J.A. Cover, [editors].

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Gathering 49 readings on a variety of topics--science and pseudoscience; rationality, objectivity, and values in science; laws of nature; models of explanation, among others--this anthology introduces students to the often challenging problems examined by major thinkers in the field. Combine this with thoughtful and thorough apparatus, and Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues is the most flexible and comprehensive collection ever created for undergraduate courses.

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