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The Rationality of Science : International Library of Philosophy (Paperback) - W. H. Newton-Smith

The Rationality of Science

International Library of Philosophy (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 3rd December 1998
ISBN: 9780415058773
Number Of Pages: 308

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A clear, original and systematic introduction to philosophy of science which examines the theories of Popper, Lakatos, Kuhn and Feyerabend before proposing a new, temperate rationalist perspective.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Rational Imagep. 1
Observation, Theory and Truthp. 19
Popper-The Irrational Rationalistp. 44
In Search of the Methodologist's Stonep. 77
T.S.Kuhn: from Revolutionary to Social Democratp. 102
Feyerabend, the Passionate Liberalp. 125
Theories Are Incommensurable?p. 148
The Thesis of Verisimilitudep. 183
Scientific Methodp. 208
Strong Programmesp. 237
Temperate Rationalismp. 266
Notesp. 274
Bibliographyp. 282
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780415058773
ISBN-10: 0415058775
Series: International Library of Philosophy (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 3rd December 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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