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Philosophy of science : a beginner's guide

Author: Geoffrey Gorham
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2009.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the philosophical problems that have concerned scientists from ancient times to the present, discussing issues such as intelligent design, string theory, ADHD, the nature of science, and its implications for the future.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Gorham
ISBN: 9781851686841 1851686843
OCLC Number: 318412361
Description: x, 205 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: what is philosophy of science? --
The origins of science --
Defining science --
The scientific method --
The aims of science --
The social dimensions of science --
Science and human futures.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Gorham.

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The world didn't end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking: was it worth the risk? What is the point of science actually? This book considers these questions and  Read more...
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"An excellent and well-written contribution... which serves as a good example that clear and rigorous writing needn't always be overly dry." The Review of Metaphysics

 
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