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Theory and reality : an introduction to the philosophy of science

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Series: Science and its conceptual foundations
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of more than a hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Examples and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Godfrey-Smith
ISBN: 9780226618654 022661865X
OCLC Number: 1226073943
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm.
Contents: Empiricism --
Evidence and Induction --
Popper: Conjecture and Refutation --
Kuhn's Revolution --
Theories and Frameworks --
The Challenge from Sociology of Science --
Science Is Political --
Naturalistic Philosophy --
Scientific Realism --
Explanation, Laws, and Causes --
Bayesianism and New Views of Evidence --
Truth, Simplicity, and Other Problems --
The Future.
Series Title: Science and its conceptual foundations
Responsibility: Peter Godfrey-Smith.

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"How does science work? Does it tell us what the world is "really" like? What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of more than a hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science. Examples and asides engage the beginning student; a glossary of terms explains key concepts; and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter. Like no other text in this field, Theory and Reality combines a survey of recent history of the philosophy of science with current key debates that any beginning scholar or critical reader can follow. The second edition is thoroughly updated and expanded by the author with a new chapter on truth, simplicity, and models in science"--
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