What is this thing called science? / Alan Chalmers.Material type: TextPublisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., Copyright date: c2013Edition: Fourth editionDescription: 1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages.)Content type:
- online resource
- 9780702250866 (electronic bk.)
- 0702250864 (electronic bk.)
- 501 23
- Q175 .C446 2013
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 -- Epilogue to the third edition -- Postscript.
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
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