Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

ISBN-10: 0024321044

ISBN-13: 9780024321046

Edition: 1996

Authors: Arthur Zucker

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Book details

List price: $167.40
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/12/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 417
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Case Studies from the History of Science
The World an Organism
Preserving Animals Alive by Blowing Through Their Lungs with Bellows
The Investigation of Digestion, 1750-1830
Origin of the Benzene and Structural Theory
Dreams and Visions in a Century of Chemistry
Starting Out
The Evolution of Modern Genetics
Scientific Explanation
Patterns of Explanation
The Logic of Explanation
Explanation, Predictions and Laws
The Truth Doesn't Explain Much
Explanation, Prediction, and "Imperfect" Knowledge
The Pragmatic Theory of Explanation
The Explanatory Function of Metaphor
Confirmation
Testability and Meaning
Science: Conjectures and Refutations
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
Spoiling a Universal "Fudge Factor"
Dissecting the Holist Picture of Scientific Change
Against Method
Darwin's Appeal to Biogeography
Normal Science, Scientific Revolutions and All That
Realism and Antirealism
Against Relativism
What is Scientific Realism?
Arguments Concerning Scientific Realism
The Natural Ontological Attitude
Scientific Abstraction and the Realist Impulse
Science and Objectivity
Can Medicine Be a Science?
Medicine as Art: An Initial Exploration
Toward a Theory of Medical Fallibility
Exemplar Reasoning About Biological Models
Exemplary Reasoning? A Comment on Theory Structure in Biomedicine
The Tactics of the Diagnostic Process
Rare x Rare
Can There Be a Science of Dreams?
The Wolf Man
The Religious Man
The Liabilities of Freudian Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis: How Firm Is the Evidence?
Psychoanalysis and the Philosophy of Science: Critique or Resistance?
The Brain as a Dream State Generator
Temporal Location and Duration of Dreams
Science and Gender
The Myth of Dispassionate Investigation
Uncovering Gynocentric Science
Can There be a Feminist Science?
Restitution: A Review of Rosalind Franklin and DNA
A Feeling for the Organism
Further Readings from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and the Sociology of Medicine
Phlogiston and Affinity
The Nature of the Hereditary Material
An Attempt to Explain the Laws of Geographical Distribution
The Nature of Light
The Growth of Medical Authority
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