Metaphysics of Science: An Account of Modern Science in Terms of Principles, Laws and Theories

Metaphysics of Science: An Account of Modern Science in Terms of Principles, Laws and Theories

by C. Dilworth, Craig Dilworth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792336938
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication date: 02/25/2004
Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science Series , #17
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction.
1. Empiricism vs. realism - the perennial debate in the philosophy of science.
2. Fundamental and refined principles: the core of modern science.
3. Empirical laws: the supervention of experience.
4. Scientific theories: closing the circle.
5. The principle-theory-law model of scientific explanation.
6. The social sciences: a consideration of economics.
7. Natural kinds.
8. Probability and confirmation.
9. Empiricism vs. realism revisited.
10. Modern science and the future.
References. Index.

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