Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Second Edition)

Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Second Edition)

by Thomas Hickey
     
 

This concise and accessible book is a synthesis of the basic principles of the contemporary pragmatist philosophy of science.

It discusses the aim of basic science, the methods of scientific discovery, the criteria for scientific criticism, and the nature of scientific explanation. Included is a description of a newly emergent and exciting specialty called…  See more details below

Overview

This concise and accessible book is a synthesis of the basic principles of the contemporary pragmatist philosophy of science.

It discusses the aim of basic science, the methods of scientific discovery, the criteria for scientific criticism, and the nature of scientific explanation. Included is a description of a newly emergent and exciting specialty called computational philosophy of science, in which computerized discovery systems create and test new scientific theories.

It also examines the essentials of the underlying pragmatist philosophy of language that has made philosophy of science a coherent and analytical discipline, and that has given new meaning to such key concepts as theory, observation and explanation.

This is a second edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015746273
Publisher:
Thomas J. Hickey
Publication date:
12/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
223 KB

Meet the Author

Retired Research Econometrician. Born 1940. BA Business Administration, Majors in Management and Economics (1963). MA Economics (1970). MA Philosophy (1971).

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