Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science / Edition 1

Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science / Edition 1

by Jody Azzouni, Jody Azzouni
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415223830

ISBN-13: 9780415223836

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science is a fascinating study of the bounds between science and language: In what sense does science provide knowledge? Is it to be taken literally? Is science an instrument only distantly related to what's real? Does the language of science adequately describe the truth? Jody Azzouni approaches these questions…  See more details below

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Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science is a fascinating study of the bounds between science and language: In what sense does science provide knowledge? Is it to be taken literally? Is science an instrument only distantly related to what's real? Does the language of science adequately describe the truth? Jody Azzouni approaches these questions through an analysis of the "reference" of kind terms. He investigates the technology of science--the actual forging and exploiting of causal links--and shows how this technology allows for knowledge-gathering, why scientific lore must be regarded as true, and in what ways our access to the universe is anchored in observation. The book then explores the language of science and shows how this flexible tool enables us to transform our fragmented investigations of the world into a unitary and seamless discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415223836
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
International Library of Philosophy Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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