What Is This Thing Called Science? (Third Edition)

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Hackett Pub., 1999 - Science - 266 pages
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Preface
Introduction
Science as knowledge derived from the facts of experience
Observation as practical intervention
Experiment
Deriving theories from the facts induction
Introducing falsificationism
Sophisticated falsificationism novel predictions and the growth of science
The limitations of falsificationism
Theories as structures
I Kuhn’s paradigms
Theories as structures
II research programmes
Feyerabend’s anarchistic theory of science
Methodical changes in method
The Bayesian approach
The new experimentalism
Why should the world obey laws?
Realism and anti-realism
Bibliography
Index

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Posseggo la versione italiana pubblicata da Mondadori nel 1979.

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