Science and Its Ways of Knowing

ISBN-10: 0132055767
ISBN-13: 9780132055765
Edition: 1st 1997
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Description: Appropriate as a supplemental reader for majors-level introduction to science courses as well as introductory courses in all sciences biology, chemistry, physics, and the geosciences. This broad collection of accessibleessays helps students develop  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.80
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Appropriate as a supplemental reader for majors-level introduction to science courses as well as introductory courses in all sciences biology, chemistry, physics, and the geosciences. This broad collection of accessibleessays helps students develop a fuller appreciation of the nature of science and scientific knowledge in general and of their own discipline specialty within it. The focus throughout is on the relationships in science between fact and theory, about the nature of scientific theory, and about the kinds of claims on truth that science makes.

Preface/Acknowledgments
General Information
On Scientific MethoD
Introduction
Can We Know the Universe?
On Scientific Method
A Method of Inquiry
The So-called Scientific Method
The Germs of Dissent: Louis Pasteur and the Origins of Life
How Fermi Would Have Fixed It
Sensory Function in the Harbor Seal
Developing a Theory
Introduction
Does Theory Ever Become Fact?
My Position
The Aesthetic Equation
What's Wrong with the New Physics?
Science: Conjectures and Refutations
Evolution as Fact and Theory
Einstein: The Thinking That Led to the Theory of Relativity
Contexts Of Discovery
Introduction
Setting the Stage for Discovery
Preface from Toward the Habit of Truth
The Making of a Discovery
Fission
A Feeling for the Organism
Learning to See
Million-Year-Old Cells

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