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Investigating the life sciences : an introduction to the philosophy of science, G.M.N. Verschuuren

Label
Investigating the life sciences : an introduction to the philosophy of science
Title
Investigating the life sciences
Title remainder
an introduction to the philosophy of science
Statement of responsibility
G.M.N. Verschuuren
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A unique introduction to the philosophy of science with special emphasis on the life sciences. Part I presents elementary but fundamental concepts and problems in epistemology and their relation to questions of scientific methodology. Part II deals with case studies from the history of biology which illustrate particular philosophical points while Part III progresses to more complex ideas as on the nature and methodology of science. Part IV discusses the limitations of scientific enquiry and its relations to other systems of knowledge and interpretation
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
574/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.V54 1986eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Foundations & Philosophy of Science & Technology Series
Label
Investigating the life sciences : an introduction to the philosophy of science, G.M.N. Verschuuren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Investigating the Life Sciences: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science; Copyright Page; Dedication; Foreword; Table of Contents; Part I: INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE: Some Agreements; CHAPTER 1. What is philosophy of science?; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 2. Words, Words ... Concepts; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 3. The Origin of Concepts; 1. The Projector Theory: Concepts Are Inborn (Plato); 2. The Photocopy Theory: Concepts Are Discovered (Locke); 3. The Mold Theory: Concepts Are Derived (Kant); 4. The Searchlight Theory: Concepts Are Invented (Popper); SUMMARY
  • Darwin's PredecessorsSUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 10. Simpson's 'Gradualism'; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; Part III: THE PATTERN(S) OF SCIENCE: Some Viewpoints; CHAPTER 11. The Level of Science; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 12. The Context of Discovery; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 13. The Context of Justification; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 14. Explanation in the Life Sciences; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; Part IV: THE LIMITS OF SCIENCE: Some Border Areas; CHAPTER 15. An All-round Outlook; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 16. Reductionism in its Simplicity; SUMMARY
  • FURTHER READINGCHAPTER 17. Determinism as a Boomerang; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 18. The Dualism of Facts and Values; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 19. A Parable; 1. The World Beyond the Maps; 2. Living in Separation; 3. A New Synthesis?; FURTHER READING; Bibliography; Index
  • FURTHER READINGCHAPTER 4. A Matter of Fact; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 5. The Truth About Facts; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; Part II: THE GENESIS OF SCIENCE: Some Case Studies; CHAPTER 6. Harvey's 'Discovery'; Erasistratos (310-250 BC); Galen (AD 130-200); Serveto (1510-53); Cesalpino (1509-1603); Harvey (157 & -1657); SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 7. Bernard's 'Organicism'; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 8. Mendel's 'Mendelism'; SUMMARY; FURTHER READING; CHAPTER 9. Darwin's 'Revolution'; Foundational Presuppositions; Steps in the Development of Evolutionary Theory
Control code
ocn899000381
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (159 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781483297224
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37049203
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899000381
  • pebc1483297225

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