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What Is This Thing Called Science? / Edition 3

What Is This Thing Called Science? / Edition 3

by Alan F. Chalmers
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ISBN-13: 9780335201099
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents



 1.  Science and Knowledge Derived from the Facts of Experience

 2.  Observation as Practical Intervention

 3.  Experiment

 4.  Deriving Facts from Theories: Induction

 5.  Introducing Falsificationism

 6.  Sophisticated Falsificationism; Novel Predictions and the Growth of Knowledge

 7.  The Limitations of Falsificationism

 8.  Theories as Structures I: Kuhn's Paradigms

 9.  Theories as Structures II: Research Programs

10. Feyerabend's Anarchistic Theory of Science

11. Methodical Changes in Method

12. The Bayesian Approach

13. The New Experimentalism

14. Why Should the World Obey Laws?

15. Realism and Antirealism



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AsYouKnow_Bob on LibraryThing 10 months ago
My formal education ended before the heyday of Feyerabend, so I found this 3rd edition (1999) to be a useful way to survey recent developments in the philosophy of science. (Fully 40-50% of Chalmer's bibliography is now dated AFTER my degree.) Written in an accessible, conversational style, it provides a good overview of recent developments in the field.