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Cambridge University Press
Uncertain Knowledge: An Image of Science for a Changing World

Uncertain Knowledge: An Image of Science for a Changing World

by R. G. A. Dolby, R. G. a. Dolby
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ISBN-13: 9780521892629
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/18/2002
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Nature of Science: 2. Levels of cognitive activity; 3. Facts in frameworks; 4. Rationality, irrationality and relativism; 5. Knowledge and reality; 6. A new account of the scientific process; Part II. Does Science Have Distinctive Qualities?: 7. What, if anything, is distinctive about science?; 8. How is good science distinguished from bad science?; 9. A theory of the pathologies of science; Part III. Changing Science in a Changing World?: 10. What are acceptable variations of present science?; 11. And in the long term?; Appendix; References.

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