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Inference To The Best Explanation

Author : Peter Lipton
ISBN : 0415242029
Genre : Philosophy
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This publication is an unrivalled exposition of a theory of particular interest to students both of epistemology and the philosophy of science.


Author : Jennifer M. Windt
ISBN : 9780262028677
Genre : Philosophy
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A comprehensive proposal for a conceptual framework for describing conscious experience in dreams, integrating philosophy of mind, sleep and dream research, and interdisciplinary consciousness studies.

Proceedings And Addresses Of The American Philosophical Association

Author : American Philosophical Association
ISBN : MINN:31951P00322124I
Genre : Philosophy
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The Routledge Companion To Philosophy Of Science

Author : Martin Curd
ISBN : 9781135011086
Genre : Philosophy
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers: historical and philosophical context debates concepts the individual sciences. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science addresses all of the essential topics that students of philosophy of science need to know - from empiricism, explanation and experiment to causation, observation, prediction and more - and contains many helpful features including chapters on individual sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics and psychology), further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter. Expanded and revised throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on Conventionalism, Social Epistemology, Computer Simulation, Thought Experiments, Pseudoscience, Species and Taxonomy, and Cosmology.

Records Of The Australian Museum

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An Epistemic Foundation For Scientific Realism

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 303002217X
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This monograph develops a new way of justifying the claims made by science about phenomenon not directly observable by humans, such as atoms and black holes. It details a way of making inferences to the existence and properties of unobservable entities and states of affairs that can be given a probabilistic justification. The inferences used to establish realist claims are not a form of, and neither do they rely on, inference to the best explanation. Scientific Realism maintains that scientific theories and hypotheses refer to real entities, forces, and relations, even if one cannot examine them. But, there are those who doubt these claims. The author develops a novel way of defending Scientific Realism against a range of influential attacks. He argues that in some cases, at least, we can make probabilistically justifiable inferences from observed data to claims about unobservable, theoretical entities. He shows how this enables us to place some scientific realist claims on a firmer epistemological footing than has previously been the case. This also makes it possible to give a unified set of replies to the most common objections to Scientific Realism. The final chapters apply the developed conceptual apparatus to key cases from the history of science and from recent science. One example concerns realism with respect to atoms. Another looks at inferences from recent astronomical data to conclusions about the size and shape of those parts of the universe lying beyond that which we can observe.

Clemens Alexandrinus

Author : C. Alexandrinus
ISBN : 9785873235247
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Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei jahrhunderte. Herausgegeben von der Kirchenv?ter-Commission der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Clemens Alexandrinus. Vierter band

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Author : Carl G. Hempel
ISBN : 9783110830484
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