An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Cambridge by Kent W. Staley

By Kent W. Staley

This publication publications readers by way of sluggish steps throughout the crucial options and debates within the philosophy of technological know-how. utilizing concrete examples from the background of technological know-how, Kent W. Staley exhibits how probably summary philosophical matters are appropriate to big elements of clinical perform. based in elements, the ebook first tackles the relevant options of the philosophy of technology, resembling the matter of induction, falsificationism, and underdetermination, and demanding figures and pursuits, akin to the logical empiricists, Thomas Kuhn, and Paul Feyerabend. the second one half turns to modern debates within the philosophy of technological know-how, corresponding to clinical realism, clarification, the position of values in technology, the various perspectives of medical inference, and likelihood. This huge but specified evaluation will provide readers a powerful grounding when additionally delivering possibilities for additional exploration. it is going to be of specific curiosity to scholars of philosophy, the philosophy of technological know-how, and science.

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