What Is This Thing Called Science?

What Is This Thing Called Science?

by Alan F. Chalmers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624662225
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,027,149
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Alan Chalmers is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, where he has taught since 1971.

Table of Contents

Prefaces

Introduction

 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

Bibliography

Index

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