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What is this thing called science?

Author: A F Chalmers
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub., ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Contains chapters on topics including the Bayesian approach to science, and nature of scientific laws. This book features developments in the realism/anti-realism debate. It is intended to be a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A F Chalmers
ISBN: 0872204529 9780872204522 0872204537 9780872204539 0335201091 9780335201099
OCLC Number: 41269448
Description: xxii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Science as knowledge derived from the facts of experience --
Observation as practical intervention --
Experiment --
Deriving theories from the facts: induction --
Introducing falsificationism --
Sophisticated falsificationism, novel predictions and the growth of science --
The limitations of falsificationism --
Theories as structures I: Kuhn's paradigms --
Theories as structures II: research programs --
Feyerabend's anarchistic theory of science --
Methodical changes in method --
The Bayesian approach --
The new experimentalism --
Why should the world obey laws? --
Realism and anti-realism.
Responsibility: A.F. Chalmers.

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"Any teacher of history, from primary school to university, can learn much from this articulate book." - Teaching History

 
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