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Synopsis : This book examines the various norms for the logic and methodology of science, placing them in the context of the cognitive interests and explanatory ideals that motivate science. Various themes in the philosophy of science are examined, including the views of K. Popper, T. Kuhn, and L. Laudan. Characteristic cases of scientific theories are examined in order to illustrate and justify the proposed norms. These include, on the one hand, the emergence of the science of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton from the older metaphysical style of explanation to be found in Aristotle and, on the other hand, Darwin's theory of natural selection. Also included are characteristic cases of pseudoscience, including creation science, Lysenkoism, Velikovsky, UFOs and ancient astronauts, astrology, parapsychology, and various kinds of alternative medicine.From these examples and the more theoretical discussion, there emerges a series of norms for demarcating science and pseudoscience. Various aspects of the scientific method are examined in detail, including the role of hypotheses, the logical structure of theories, and how these relate to the experimental methods of John Stuart Mill.The book concludes with a discussion of various problems concerning data collection; for example, what do we say about observational reports of the existence of UFOs? In this context, there is a discussion of some of the issues raised in the so-called "science wars." It is concluded that the sociology of science can at times be helpful to the scientific community in improving their methods of investigation.
Titre : The Logic and Methodology of Science and ...
Éditeur : Canadian Scholars Press
Date d'édition : 2000
Reliure : Paperback
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Description du livre Canadian Scholars Press, 2000. État : Good. Third Printing. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP8591882
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Description du livre Canadian Scholars Pr, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, 2000. Soft cover. État : Fine. The book looks like fine. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. Highlighting and notices on few pagesThe binding is straight and tight. Standard shipping is by USPS Media Mail & Expedited shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or equivalent. N° de réf. du libraire 008761
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Description du livre Canadian Scholars' Press, Toronto, 2000. Paperback. État : Very Good. Third Printing. (xii) 364 pp. Oversized softcover. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction; Scientific Inferences: Some Examples Some Lessons; Pseudoscience: Some Examples; Science; Methods Scientific and Unscientific; and Data; followed by an index. Size: 4to. N° de réf. du libraire 205218
Description du livre Canadian Scholars Press, 2000. Paperback. État : New. 1st. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX155130175X
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