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Rationality and reality : conversations with Alan Musgrave

Author: Colin Cheyne; John Worrall; Alan Musgrave
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006.
Series: Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 20.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Springer e-books
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Alan Musgrave has consistently defended two positions that he regards as commonsensical - critical realism and critical rationalism. This work discusses themes that are relevant in one way or another to Musgrave's work. It is intended as an examination of topics of interest in philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rationality and reality.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006
(DLC) 2007451309
(OCoLC)70764137
Online version:
Rationality and reality.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2006
(OCoLC)935677598
Named Person: Alan Musgrave; Alan Musgrave; Alan Musgrave
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Cheyne; John Worrall; Alan Musgrave
ISBN: 9781402042072 1402042078 140204206X 9781402042065 128062485X 9781280624858
OCLC Number: 209932171
Description: 1 online resource (x, 337 pages).
Contents: Introduction; Where Does the Burden of Theory Lie?; Testimony, Induction and Reasonable Belief; Theory-Confirmation and History; Critical Rationalism and its Failure to Withstand Critical Scrutiny; Methodological Rules, Rationality, and Truth; Why is it Rational to Believe Scientific Theories are True?; Thinking About the Ultimate Argument for Realism; The Unseen World; Why Alan Musgrave Should Become an Essentialist; The Metaphysics of Realism and Structural Realism; Scientific Realism and Mathematical Nominalism: A Marriage Made in Hell.
Series Title: Studies in history and philosophy of science (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 20.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Cheyne and John Worrall.

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