Philosophy of science : a very short introduction
By: Okasha, Samir.Material type: BookSeries: Very short introductions: 67.Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©2002Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 140 p. : ill.; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780198745587.Subject(s): Science -- Philosophy | Science -- Philosophy | 08.35 philosophy of science
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-135) and index.
What is science? -- Scientific inference -- Explanation in science -- Realism and anti-realism -- Scientific change and scientific revolutions -- Philosophical problems in physics, biology, and psychology -- Science and its critics.
"In this new edition Samir Ikasha reviews the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a brief account of the history of modern science, he asks whether there is a discernible pattern to the way scientific ideas change over time. He examines scientific inference, scientific explanation, and the debate between realist and anti-realist views of science."--