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What Is This Thing Called Science?

ISBN-10: 0335201091

ISBN-13: 9780335201099

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Alan F. Chalmers

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An academic bestseller in its previous edition, this book offers a jargon-free introduction to the philosophy of science. The third edition contains new historical examples and has been updated to reflect changes made over the past two decades.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.50" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Science as knowledge derived from the facts of experience
Observation as practical intervention
Experiment
Deriving theories from the facts induction
Introducing falsificationism
Sophisticated falsificationism novel predictions and the growth of science
The limitations of falsificationism
Theories as structures
I Kuhn's paradigms
Theories as structures
II research programmes
Feyerabend's anarchistic theory of science
Methodical changes in method
The Bayesian approach
The new experimentalism
Why should the world obey laws?
Realism and anti-realism
Bibliography
Index