The Resource Realism and the progress of science, Peter Smith

Realism and the progress of science, Peter Smith

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Realism and the progress of science
Title
Realism and the progress of science
Statement of responsibility
Peter Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the philosophical foundations of the realist view of the progress of science as cumulative. It is a view that has recently been faced with a number of powerful attacks in which successive scientific theories are seen, not as extending their scope and honing their explanations, but as incommensurable. There is, it is held, in principle no way of establishing that they are about the same things. From the voluminous literature on the topic, Dr Smith has selected relevantly and incisively and his exposition of the contending arguments is vigourous and clear, without undue technicality. As an explication and defence of realism it will interest all those concerned with this basic question in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Peter
Index
index present
LC call number
B67
LC item number
.S58
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in philosophy.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Realism
  • Reference (Philosophy)
  • Hermeneutics
  • Analysis (Philosophy)
  • Realisme (filosofie)
  • Sciences
  • Réalisme
  • Référence (Philosophie)
  • Herméneutique
  • Analysis (Philosophy)
  • Hermeneutics
  • Realism
  • Reference (Philosophy)
  • Science
  • Realisme (filosofie)
  • Realismus <Philosophie>
  • Wissenschaftsentwicklung
Label
Realism and the progress of science, Peter Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The basis of this book was a Ph. D. thesis submitted to the University of St. Andrews in 1978"--Preface
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 130-132
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A realist account of scientific progress -- The scrutability of reference -- A theory of interpretation -- Cluster theories of reference -- The account in perspective
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780521110341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
81006151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)07464666
  • (OCoLC)ocm07464666
Label
Realism and the progress of science, Peter Smith
Publication
Note
  • "The basis of this book was a Ph. D. thesis submitted to the University of St. Andrews in 1978"--Preface
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 130-132
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A realist account of scientific progress -- The scrutability of reference -- A theory of interpretation -- Cluster theories of reference -- The account in perspective
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9780521110341
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
81006151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)07464666
  • (OCoLC)ocm07464666

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