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Rational changes in science

Author: Joseph C Pitt; Marcello Pera
Publisher: Reidel, ©1987.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 98.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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THE PROBLEMS OF SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY Fashion is a fickle mistress. In particular, the aim of the contributions gathered here is to focus on the concept around which the discussions about  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Pitt; Marcello Pera
ISBN: 9027724172 9789027724175
OCLC Number: 18069942
Description: xiii, 224 pages
Contents: I Theoretical Considerations Concerning Rationality and Scientific Change.- How Not to Talk About Conceptual Change in Science.- The Myth of the Framework.- A New View of Scientific Rationality.- Science, Protoscience, and Pseudoscience.- Methodology, Heuristics, and Rationality.- II Rational Scientific Changes.- Galileo and Rationality: The Case of the Tides.- The Quest for Scientific Rationality: Some Historical Considerations.- The Rationality of Discovery: Galvani's Animal Electricity.- The Rationality of Entertainment and Pursuit.- Index of Names.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 98.
Other Titles: Modi del progresso.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph C. Pitt and Marcello Pera.

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