Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction
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- Edition: 2nd
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 09/28/2016
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Starting at the very beginning, with a concise overview of the history of science, Okasha examines the nature of fundamental practices such as reasoning, causation, and explanation. Looking at scientific revolutions and the issue of scientific change, he asks whether there is a discernible pattern to the way scientific ideas change over time, and discusses realist versus anti-realist attitudes towards science. He finishes by considering science today, and the social and ethical philosophical questions surrounding modern science.
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