Modeling of Nature: The Philosophy of Science and the Philosophy of Nature in Synthesis / Edition 1

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Overview

Through an ingenious use of iconic and epistemic models, Wallace guides the reader through the fundamentals of natural philosophy. He then makes judicious use of cognitive science to provide a model of the human mind that illuminates not only the philosophy of nature but also the logic, psychology, and epistemology that are prerequisite to it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813208602
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 337
  • Sales rank: 712,642
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Illustration Credits
Pt. I Philosophy of Nature 1
1 Nature: The Inner Dimension 3
2 Modeling the Inorganic 35
3 Plant and Animal Natures 76
4 The Modeling of Mind 114
5 Human Nature 157
Pt. II Philosophy of Science 195
6 Defining the Philosophy of Science 197
7 Science as Probable Reasoning 238
8 The Epistemic Dimension of Science 280
9 Conceptual Studies of Scientific Growth 323
10 Controversy and Resolution 377
Bibliography 427
Index 437
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