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The truth of science : physical theories and reality

Author: Roger G Newton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printingView all editions and formats
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Bringing a reasonable voice to the culture wars that have sprung up around the notion of scientific truth, this book offers a clear and constructive response to those who contend, in parodies,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger G Newton
ISBN: 0674001818 9780674001817 0674910923 9780674910928
OCLC Number: 633368734
Description: 260 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction Conventions Science as a Social Construct? The Aim of Science Is Understanding Explanatory Devices The Role of Facts The Birth and Death of Theories The Power of Mathematics Causality, Determinism, and Probability Reality on Two Scales Reality at the Submicroscopic Level Truth and Objectivity Notes Further Reading Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Roger G. Newton.

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