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  - Kate - Goodreads

Chalmers communicates complex and abstract concepts in a clear, easy-to-read and well-structured way. This book was so accessible that I only finished reading it a few days before my exam and passed. Read full review

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