Perspectives on Philosophy of Science in Nursing: An Historical and Contemporary Anthology

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E. Carol Polifroni, Marylouise Welch
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999 - Medical - 538 pages
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This book helps you provide a well-rounded doctoral curriculum. The philosophy of science is essential to the core of doctoral study in nursing. This text presents historical and contemporary thinking on this significant subject. Readers will find a wealth of information from a variety of philosophers and conceptualizers of Western science. The text's approach stimulates analysis and reflection for enhanced learning. Coverage straddles the balance between nurse and non-nurse philosophers with discussion and reflective questions, and includes thoughts about nursing as a science and an art. Students will learn to recognize the connection between an understanding of philosophic inquiry and scientific investigation -- or research -- in nursing.
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Contents

SECTION ONE Reading
1
Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Bas van Fraassen
12
Reading
23
Reading
31
Reading
37
Scientific Change
105
Science Philosophy 25 Reading 11
135
Objectivity Value Judgment and Theory
149
Reading 25
339
Free Will in Process Perspective 223
355
Going
371
Janice L Thompson
382
Perspectives on Postmodernism and Knowledge
471
Reading 38
478
Reading 39
491
Uncovering Gynocentric Science 440 Laura Cox Dzurec
498

An Exploration 55 Reading 13
166
Explanation in Nursing Science 189 A Heideggerian Phenomenologic
315
Free Will or Determinism 197 Reading 24
328
Reading 6
337

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Page 439 - control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.

About the author (1999)

E. Carol Polifroni is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut.

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