Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences / Edition 1

Observation and Experiment in the Natural and Social Sciences / Edition 1

by Maria Carla Galavotti
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402012519

ISBN-13: 9781402012518

Pub. Date: 04/30/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

European researchers and philosophers of science address a range of problems relating to experimentation in seven papers from a September- October 201 workshop in Bologna, Italy and two or three comments on each by colleagues. Most of them ground their epistemological considerations on historical events or case studies, in the common European style, in order to…  See more details below

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European researchers and philosophers of science address a range of problems relating to experimentation in seven papers from a September- October 201 workshop in Bologna, Italy and two or three comments on each by colleagues. Most of them ground their epistemological considerations on historical events or case studies, in the common European style, in order to combine ideas from the history and the philosophy of science into a unique perspective. The topics include from theory to experiment and back again, the emergence and future of experimental economics, a heuristics of discovery in the cognitive sciences, and styles of experimentation. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402012518
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Series:
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science Series, #232
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
From Theory to Experiment and Back Again1
Naive Probability43
From Theory to Experiments and Back Again ... and Back Again ... Comments on Patrick Suppes57
Emergence and Future of Experimental Economics63
Rationality in Experimental Economics: An Analysis of Reinhard Selten's Approach71
Experiments, Heuristics and Social Diversity: A Comment on Reinhard Selten85
Where Do New Ideas Come From? A Heuristics of Discovery in the Cognitive Sciences99
Comments on Gerd Gigerenzer141
On the Concept of Discovery. Comments on Gerd Gigerenzer153
Styles of Experimentation159
On French Concepts and Objects. Comments on Ursula Klein187
Some Comments on "Styles of Experimentation" by Ursula Klein199
Improving "Styles of Experimentation". A Comment on Ursula Klein203
Experiments and Thought Experiments in Natural Science209
The Advantage of Theft over Honest Toil. Comments on David Atkinson227
Thinking About Thought Experiments in Physics. Comment on "Experiments and Thought Experiments in Natural Science"237
The Dynamics of Thought Experiments. A Comment on David Atkinson243
An Attempt at a Philosophy of Experiment259
An Attempt at a Philosophy of Experimental Error. A Comment on Giora Hon285
O Happy Error. A Comment on Giora Hon295
Bayesian Evidence301
On Bayesian Logic. Comments on Colin Howson321
On Bayesian Induction (and Pythagoric Arithmetic)327
Probability and Logic. Comments on Colin Howson333
Index of Names339

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