The Resource An introduction to the philosophy of science, Kent W. Staley, Saint Louis University, Missouri

An introduction to the philosophy of science, Kent W. Staley, Saint Louis University, Missouri

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An introduction to the philosophy of science
Title
An introduction to the philosophy of science
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Kent W. Staley, Saint Louis University, Missouri
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eng
Summary
"This book guides readers by gradual steps through the central concepts and debates in the philosophy of science. Using concrete examples from the history of science, Kent Staley shows how seemingly abstract philosophical issues are relevant to important aspects of scientific practice. Structured in two parts, the book first tackles the central concepts of the philosophy of science, such as the problem of induction, falsificationism, and underdetermination, and important figures and movements, such as the logical empiricists, Thomas Kuhn, and Paul Feyerabend. The second part turns to contemporary debates in the philosophy of science, such as scientific realism, explanation, the role of values in science, the different views of scientific inference, and probability. This broad yet detailed overview will give readers a strong grounding whilst also providing opportunities for further exploration. It will be of particular interest to students of philosophy, the philosophy of science, and science"--
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1963-
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Staley, Kent W.
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.S735 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge introductions to philosophy
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  • Science
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Science
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
  • Wissenschaftsphilosophie
  • Wissenschaftstheorie
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An introduction to the philosophy of science, Kent W. Staley, Saint Louis University, Missouri
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-275) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Background and Basic Concepts. 1. Some problems of induction ; 2. Falsificationism: science without induction? ; 3. Underdetermination ; 4. Logical empiricism and scientific theories ; 5. Kuhn: scientific revolutions as paradigm changes ; 6. Lakatos: scientific research programmes ; 7. Feyerabend: epistemological anarchism -- Part II: Ongoing Investigations. 8. Reasoning with probability: Bayesianism ; 9. Reasoning with probability: frequentism ; 10. Realism and anti-realism ; 11. Explanation ; 12. Values in science -- References -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781316094099
Lccn
2014014318
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)878953555
  • (OCoLC)ocn878953555
Label
An introduction to the philosophy of science, Kent W. Staley, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Background and Basic Concepts. 1. Some problems of induction ; 2. Falsificationism: science without induction? ; 3. Underdetermination ; 4. Logical empiricism and scientific theories ; 5. Kuhn: scientific revolutions as paradigm changes ; 6. Lakatos: scientific research programmes ; 7. Feyerabend: epistemological anarchism -- Part II: Ongoing Investigations. 8. Reasoning with probability: Bayesianism ; 9. Reasoning with probability: frequentism ; 10. Realism and anti-realism ; 11. Explanation ; 12. Values in science -- References -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781316094099
Lccn
2014014318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)878953555
  • (OCoLC)ocn878953555

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