An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Cambridge - download pdf or read online

By Kent W. Staley

ISBN-10: 0521112494

ISBN-13: 9780521112499

ISBN-10: 0521129990

ISBN-13: 9780521129992

This e-book publications readers through slow steps throughout the critical thoughts and debates within the philosophy of technological know-how. utilizing concrete examples from the historical past of technological know-how, Kent W. Staley exhibits how likely summary philosophical concerns are correct to big elements of medical perform. dependent in components, the e-book first tackles the imperative techniques of the philosophy of technology, corresponding to the matter of induction, falsificationism, and underdetermination, and significant figures and activities, similar to the logical empiricists, Thomas Kuhn, and Paul Feyerabend. the second one half turns to modern debates within the philosophy of technology, corresponding to medical realism, rationalization, the function of values in technological know-how, different perspectives of clinical inference, and likelihood. This extensive but specific review will supply readers a powerful grounding while additionally supplying possibilities for extra exploration. will probably be of specific curiosity to scholars of philosophy, the philosophy of technology, and science.

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