What Is This Thing Called Science? (Third Edition)

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Hackett Pub., Jan 1, 1999 - Science - 266 pages
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This book presents the chapters - Science and Knowledge Derived from the Facts of Experience; Observation as Practical Intervention; Experiment; Deriving Facts from Theories - Induction; Introducing Falsificationism; Sophisticated Falsificationism; Novel Predictions and the Growth of Knowledge; The Limitations of Falsificationism; Theories as Structures I - Kuhn’s Paradigms; Theories as Structures II; Research Programs; Feyerabend’s Anarchistic Theory of Science; Methodical Changes in Method; The Bayesian Approach; The New Experimentalism; Why Should the World Obey Laws?; Realism and Antirealism.

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User Review  - Casey - Goodreads

Chalmers is one of my favorite authors. He writes in a exciting and softly provoking way, and does a very good job indeed to make a single-book review of this thing called science. Although this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicolas - Goodreads

I recommend this book to anyone interested in philosophy of science. The author's introduction to understanding how what is scientifical has been conceived throughout history, how scientific progress ... Read full review

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