The Resource 50 philosophy of science ideas you really need to know, Gareth Southwell

50 philosophy of science ideas you really need to know, Gareth Southwell

Label
50 philosophy of science ideas you really need to know
Title
50 philosophy of science ideas you really need to know
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Southwell
Title variation
Fifty philosophy of science ideas you really need to know
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Science first began as a branch of philosophy, but it has since grown up and moved out of the family home, and its successes have put its parent in the shade. Thanks to scientific knowledge we have walked on the moon, cured once-fatal illnesses, and even identified the very building blocks of life and the universe. But it is these very successes that underline the need for philosophy. How much should we trust the pronouncements of scientists that we read in the media? What are the ethical implications of our delving into the foundations of our DNA, reproductive treatments, or artificially prolonging life? And are there limits to what science can tell us about the world we think we know? In straightforward and accessible terms, 50 Philosophy of Science Ideas You Really Need to Know explains the key philosophical questions that continue to lie at the heart of the nature and practice of science today. The ideas explored include:Appearance and reality Knowledge Anti-realism Metaphysics Science and gender Phenomenology and science
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
501
Index
index present
LC call number
Q
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
50 philosophy of science ideas you really need to know, Gareth Southwell
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052012305
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
208 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780879093
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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.b37493310
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  • (OCoLC)853507079
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