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Evidence and Method Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell

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ISBN-10: 0199921857

ISBN-13: 9780199921850

Edition: 2013

Authors: Peter Achinstein

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What is meant by scientific evidence, and how can a definition of this concept be applied in the sciences to determine whether observed facts constitute evidence that a given theory is true?In this book, Peter Achinstein proposes and defends several objective concepts of evidence. He then explores the question of whether a scientific method, such as that represented in the four "Rules for the Study of Natural Philosophy" that Isaac Newton invoked in proving his law of gravity, can be employed in demonstrating how the proposed definitions of evidence are to be applied to real scientific cases. In answering this question, he offers a new interpretation of Newton's controversial rules.…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 8.54" wide x 5.83" long x 0.73" tall
Weight: 0.748

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Problem About Evidence
Newton's Rules
Newtonian Extensions, a Rival, Justifying Induction, and Evidence
What to Do If You Cannot Establish a Theory: Maxwell's Three Methods
Index