What Is This Thing Called Science? Third Edition

An Assessment of the Nature and Status of Science and Its Methods

av Chalmers  (häftad, 1999)


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What Is This Thing Called Science? Third Edition (häftad)
  • Häftad (paperback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 288
  • Utg.datum: 1999-02-01
  • Upplaga: 3
  • Förlag: Open University Press
  • Illustrationer: Ill. bibliog., index
  • Dimensioner: 215 x 140 x 30 mm
  • Vikt: 400 g
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9780335201099

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Alan Chalmers was born in Bristol, England and has a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol, an MSc in physics from the University of Manchester and a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of London. He has taught history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney since 1971 and is now an Associate Professor there. He is the author of Science and its Fabrication (Open University Press, 1990), as well as the previous two editions of What is this Thing Called Science? and many articles on history and philosophy of science.


Science as knowledge derived from the facts of experience
Observation as practical intervention
Deriving theories from the facts
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

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