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Perception, Theory, and Commitment: The New Philosophy of Science
Harold I. Brown
Limited preview - 1979
accepted analysis of science analytic proposition analyze approach argument Aristotelian astronomy attempt basic statements body Carnap concepts confirmation consider construct context Copernicus counter-instance Craig's theorem criterion deductive logic Deductive-Nomological defined definition determining discovery discussion earth eliminate empirical epistemology equations example experience falsification formal framework fundamental Galileo Goodman Hempel history of science hypothesis induction introduced Kepler lbid lndeed logical empiricism logical empiricist philosophy logical positivism material implication mathematics meaning motion Newton's Newtonian mechanics Newtonian theory object observation statements orbit paradoxes particular perception phenomena philosophy of science physics planets Popper possible prediction presuppositions principia logic principle problem of induction proposed question ravens are black reduction sentences refutation rejected relation relevant requires result role scientific explanation scientific knowledge scientific research scientific revolution scientific theories scientists sense statistical explanation theoretical terms thesis traditional true universal propositions Velikovsky velocity