The Resource Philosophy of science : a very short introduction, Samir Okasha

Philosophy of science : a very short introduction, Samir Okasha

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Philosophy of science : a very short introduction
Title
Philosophy of science
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Samir Okasha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Okasha, Samir
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.O4555 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
67
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  • Science
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Science
  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
  • Sciences
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Philosophie
Label
Philosophy of science : a very short introduction, Samir Okasha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is science? -- Scientific reasoning -- Explanation in science -- Realism and anti-realism -- Scientific change and scientific revolutions -- Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology -- Science and its critics
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780192802835
Lccn
2002510456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48932644
  • (OCoLC)ocm48932644
Label
Philosophy of science : a very short introduction, Samir Okasha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is science? -- Scientific reasoning -- Explanation in science -- Realism and anti-realism -- Scientific change and scientific revolutions -- Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology -- Science and its critics
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780192802835
Lccn
2002510456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48932644
  • (OCoLC)ocm48932644

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