Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

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A reprint of the Prentice-Hall edition of 1992. Prepared by nine distinguished philosophers and historians of science, this thoughtful reader represents a cooperative effort to provide an introduction to the philosophy of science focused on cultivating an understanding of both the workings of science and its historical and social context. Selections range from discussions of topics in general methodology to a sampling of foundational problems in various physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Each chapter contains a list of suggested readings and study questions.174-76, 319 364, 407 Expert systems, 393-99 rule-based, 394 Explanandum, 10, 16-17, 32, 331 337 Explanans, 10, 13, ... 392 transmission, 281 Directed graph, 399-400 Directly-Hempel-confirm, 52 Disconfirm, 44, 123 Discourse, social, 410 Discovery, 104, 129, 152, 171, 364, 391-92, 401 Discrimination. ... 82, 99 Earman , John, 4, 5, 42, 227, 230, 232, 246, 263 Eclipse, 7-8. ... 394 problems for, 20-23 deductive-statistical, 17, 23-24, 40 developmental, 297 epistemic approach to, 333anbsp;...


Title:Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Author:Merrilee H. Salmon
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 1999
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