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    Worldviews An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science

    ISBN-10: 140511620X
    ISBN-13: 9781405116206
    Author(s): Richard DeWitt
    Description: Richard Dewitt assesses key historical developments in the progress of science & examines philosophical themes & topics that have impacted upon our scientific view of the world around us.
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    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 344
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.100
    Language: English

    Richard Dewitt assesses key historical developments in the progress of science & examines philosophical themes & topics that have impacted upon our scientific view of the world around us.

    List of Figures
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Fundamental Issues
    Worldviews
    Truth
    Empirical Facts and Philosophical/Conceptual Facts
    Confirming and Disconfirming Evidence and Reasoning
    The Quine-Duhem Thesis and Implications for Scientific Method
    A Philosophical Interlude: Problems and Puzzles of Induction
    Falsifiability
    Instrumentalism and Realism
    The Transition from the Aristotelian Worldview to the Newtonian Worldview
    The Structure of the Universe on the Aristotelian Worldview
    The Preface to Ptolemy's Almagest: The Earth as Spherical, Stationary, and at the Center of the Universe
    Astronomical Data: The Empirical Facts
    Astronomical Data: The Philosophical/Conceptual Facts
    The Ptolemaic System
    The Copernican System
    The Tychonic System
    Kepler's System
    Galileo and the Evidence from the Telescope
    A Summary of Problems Facing the Aristotelian Worldview
    Philosophical and Conceptual Connections in the Development of the New Science
    Overview of the New Science and the Newtonian Worldview
    The Development of the Newtonian Worldview, 1700 to 1900
    Twentieth-Century Developments in Science and Worldviews
    The Special Theory of Relativity
    The General Theory of Relativity
    A Brief Introduction to Quantum Theory
    Some Quantum Facts
    Overview of the Mathematics of Quantum Theory
    A Philosophical Issue: The Interpretation of Quantum Theory
    EPR, Bell's Theorem, Aspect's Experiments, and the Locality Assumption
    Worldviews: Concluding Thoughts
    Chapter Notes and Suggested Reading
    References
    Index

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