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Tainted : exposing bad science, practicing philosophy of science

Author: K S Shrader-Frechette
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book on practical philosophy of science and how to practically evaluate scientific findings that have life-and-death consequences. Showing how to uncover scores of scientific flaws  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K S Shrader-Frechette
ISBN: 9780199396436 0199396434 9780199396412 0199396418
OCLC Number: 894580689
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1: Speaking Truth to Power: Uncovering Flawed Methods, Protecting Lives and Welfare ; Section 1: Conceptual and Logical Analysis ; Chapter 2: Discovering Dump Dangers: Unearthing Hazards in Hydrogeology ; Chapter 3: Hormesis Harms: The Emperor Has No Biochemistry Clothes ; Chapter 4: Trading Lives for Money: Compensating Wage Differentials in Economics ; Section 2: Heuristic Analysis and Developing Hypotheses ; Chapter 5: Learning from Analogy: Extrapolating from Animal Data in Toxicology ; Chapter 6: Conjectures and Conflict: A Thought Experiment in Physics ; Chapter 7: Being a Disease Detective: Discovering Causes in Epidemiology ; Chapter 8: Why Statistics Is Slippery: Easy Algorithms Fail in Biology ; Section 3: Methodological Analysis and Justifying Hypotheses ; Chapter 9: Releasing Radioactivity: Hypothesis-Prediction in Hydrogeology ; Chapter 10: Protecting Florida Panthers: Historical-Comparativist Methods in Zoology ; Chapter 11: Cracking Case Studies: Why They Work in Sciences Such As Ecology ; Chapter 12: Uncovering Cover-up: Inference to the Best Explanation in Medicine ; Section 4: Values Analysis and Scientific Uncertainty ; Chapter 13: Value Judgments Can Kill: Expected-Utility Rules in Decision Theory ; Chapter 14: Understanding Uncertainty: False Negatives in Quantitative Risk Analysis ; Chapter 15: Where We Go from Here: Making Philosophy of Science Practical
Other Titles: Exposing bad science, practicing philosophy of science
Responsibility: Kristin Shrader-Frechette.

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Kristin Shrader-Frechette, arguably the leading contemporary philosopher of science, bridges the gap between theoretical aspects and the necessity of viewing the philosophy of science as practiced in Read more...

 
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