Readings in the Philosophy of Science From Positivism to Postmodernism

ISBN-10: 0767402774

ISBN-13: 9780767402774

Edition: 2000

Authors: Theodore Schick

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List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 393
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Science and Nonscience: Defining the Boundary “The Elimination of Metaphysics”
“Science: Conjectures and Refutations,”
“Logic of Discovery or Psychology of Research?”
“Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programs”
Larry Laudan: “Science at the Bar—Causes for Concern”
“Pro Judice”
Induction and Confirmation: The Nature of Scientific Inference “The Problem of Induction”
“The Role of Induction in Scientific Inquiry”
“The Problem of Induction”
“Physical Theory and Experiment”
“Contrastive Inference,”
Laws and Explanation: The Nature of Scientific Theories “Laws and Their Role in Scientific Explanations”
“Why ask ‘Why?’”
“The Pragmatics of Explanation”
“Explanatory Unification”
“Explanation in the Social Sciences”
The Unity of Science: Are all Sciences Reducible to Physics? “Unity of Science as a Working Hypothesis”
“Special Sciences”
“Interfield Theories”
“The Disunity of Science”
“Pluralism, Logical Empiricism, and the Problem of Pseudoscience”
Theory and Observation: Is Seeing Believing? “The Methodological Character of Theoretical Concepts”
“Is There an Independent Observation Language?”
“Observation”
“The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”
“A Problem-Solving Approach to Scientific Progress”
Science and Objectivity: The Science Wars ” The Social Construction of Scientific Facts”
“Voodoo Sociology: Recent Developments in the Sociology of Science”
“Should the History and Philosophy of Science be X-Rated?”
“In Defense of Bacon”
“Feminism and Science”
“Why Feminist Epistemology Isn’t”
Realism and Antirealism: Does Science Reveal Reality? “The Ontological Status of Theoretical Entities”
“Constructive Empiricism”
“The Anti-Realist Epistemology of Van Fraasen’s ‘The Scientific Image’”
“Experimentation and Scientific Realism”
“The Natural Ontological Attitude”
“Explaining the Success of Science”
Science and Religion: Reason Vs. Faith “Science and Myth”
“Is Science a Religion?”
“When Faith and Reason Clash: Evolution and the Bible”
“Evolution and Special Creation”
“Purposeless People”
“Science and the Unknowable”
Contemporary Issues and Applications Philosophy of Physics
“Bell’s Theorem and Psychic Phenomena”
“The Unconscious Quantum”
Philosophy of Biology
“Sociobiology and the Theory of Natural Selection”
“Say it Just Ain’t So: Adaptational Stories and Sociobiological Explanations of Social Behavior”
Philosophy of Psychology
“Parapsychology During the Last Quarter of a Century”
“Parapsychology: Pre-Paradigm Science?”
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