What is this Thing Called Science?
Hackett Pub., 1999 - 266 pages
Preface Introduction 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 programmes 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 Bibliography Index.
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