The Resource What is this thing called science?, Alan Chalmers

What is this thing called science?, Alan Chalmers

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What is this thing called science?
Title
What is this thing called science?
Statement of responsibility
Alan Chalmers
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This revised and extended edition offers a concise and illuminating treatment of major developments in the field over the last two decades, with the same accessible style which ensured the popularity of previous editions. Of particular importance is the examination of Bayesianism and the new experimentalism, as well as new chapters on the nature of scientific laws and recent trends in the realism versus anti-realism debate."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
SALS
Dewey number
501
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
What is this thing called science?, Alan Chalmers
Publication
Note
  • "New and extended"--Cover
  • First published: 1976
  • Previous edition: 1999
  • Earlier editions have subtitle: An assessment of the nature and status of science and its methods
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-277) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Introducing falsificationism
  • 6.
  • Sophisticated falsificationism, novel predictions and the growth of science
  • 7.
  • The limitations of falsificationism
  • 8.
  • Theories as structures I: Kuhn's paradigms
  • 9.
  • Theories as structures II: Research programs
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Feyerabend's anarchistic theory of science
  • 11.
  • Methodical changes in method
  • 12.
  • The Bayesian approach
  • 13.
  • The new experimentalism
  • 14.
  • Why should the world obey laws?
  • Science as knowledge derived from the facts of experience
  • 15.
  • Realism and anti-realism
  • 16.
  • Epilogue to - the third edition -
  • 17.
  • Postcript
  • 2.
  • Observation as practical intervention
  • 3.
  • Experiment
  • 4.
  • Deriving theories from the facts: induction
Control code
000050162088
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Fourth edition
Extent
xxi, 282 pages
Isbn
9780702249631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b27839382
System control number
  • rm27839382
  • (OCoLC)819306601

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