The Philosophy of Science: Science and Objectivity

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This comprehensive textbook provides a clear nontechnical introduction to the philosophy of science. Through asking whether science can provide us with... objective knowledge of the world, the book provides a thorough and accessible guide to the key thinkers and debates that define the field. George Couvalis surveys traditional themes around theory and observation, induction, probability, falsification and rationality as well as more recent challenges to objectivity including relativistic, feminist and sociological readings. This provides a helpful framework in which to locate the key intellectual contributions to these debates, ranging from those of Mill and Hume, through Popper and Kuhn to Laudan, Bloor and Garfinkel among

 

The Philosophy of Science: Science and Objectivity

Author: S George Couvalis
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN13: 9780761951018
ISBN10: 761951016

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