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Bachelard Science and Objectivity

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ISBN-10: 0521289734

ISBN-13: 9780521289733

Edition: 1984

Authors: Mary Tiles, Robert B. Pippin

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This is the first critically evaluative study of Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science to be written in English. Bachelard's professional reputation was based on his philosophy of science, though that aspect of his thought has tended to be neglected by his English-speaking readers. Dr Tiles concentrates here on Bachelard's critique of scientific knowledge. Bachelard emphasised discontinuities in the history of science; in particular he stressed the new ways of thinking about and investigating the world to be found in modern science. This, as the author shows, is paralleled by recent debates among English-speaking philosophers about the rationality of science and the 'incommensurability'…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/6/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of many books. 

EditorG++s introduction
Preface (and postscript)
Philosophy of science: the project
Non-Cartesian epistemology and scientific objectivity
Non-Euclidean mathematics and the rationality of science
Non-Baconian science and conceptual change
The epistemology of revolutions - between realism and instrumentalism
Appendix: biographical note