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The Philosophy of Science

1st Edition

Science and Objectivity

George Couvalis
eISBN-13: 9781446238325

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This comprehensive textbook provides a clear nontechnical introduction to the philosophy of science. Through asking whether science can provide us with objective knowledge of the world, the book provides a thorough and accessible guide to the key thinkers and debates that define the field.



George Couvalis surveys traditional themes around theory and observation, induction, probability, falsification and rationality as well as more recent challenges to objectivity including relativistic, feminist and sociological readings. This provides a helpful framework in which to locate the key intellectual contributions to these debates, ranging from those of Mill and Hume, through Popper and Kuhn to Laudan, Bloor and Garfinkel among others.

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ISBNs 9781446238325, 9780761951018, 9780761951018, 1446238326
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Edition 1st