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The Nature & Function Of Scientific Theories Essays in Contemporary Science and Philosophy

Colodny, Robert G. (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0822932113 / ISBN 13: 9780822932116
Editorial: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970
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Título: The Nature & Function Of Scientific Theories...

Editorial: University of Pittsburgh Press

Año de publicación: 1970

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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The six essays in this volume discuss philosophical thought on scientific theory including: a call for a realist, rather than instrumentalist interpretation of science; a critique of one of the core ideas of positivism concerning the relation between observational and theoretical languages; using aerodynamics to discuss the representational aspect of scientific theories and their isomorphic qualities; the relationship between the reliability of common sense and the authenticity of the world view of science; removing long-held ambiguities on the theory of inductive logic; and the relationship between the actuality of conceptual revolutions in the history of science and traditional philosophical pictures of scientific theory-building.

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Robert G. Colodny was professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, and the editor of numerous books on philosophy of science including: The Nature and Function of Scientific Theories: Essays in Contemporary Science and Philosophy; Paradigms and Paradoxes: The Philosophical Challenges of the Quantum Domain; and Mind and Cosmos: Essays in Contemporary Science and Philosophy.

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