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The Philosophy of Science

Author: Richard Boyd

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262521563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 800

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Using formal logic, Reconstructing the Past seeks to clarify and resolve themethodological issues that arise when biologists try to answer such questions as whether humanbeings are more closely related to chimps than they are to gorillas. It explores the case forconsidering the philosophical idea of simplicity/parsimony as a useful principle for evaluatingtaxonomic theories of evolutionary relationships. Bringing together philosophy, biology, andstatistics, Sober builds a general framework for understanding the circumstances in which parsimonymakes sense as a tool of phylogenetic inference.Elliott Sober is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, and the author of The Nature of Selection.
The Philosophy of Science
Language: un
Pages: 800
Authors: Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper, J. D. Trout
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: MIT Press

Using formal logic, Reconstructing the Past seeks to clarify and resolve themethodological issues that arise when biologists try to answer such questions as whether humanbeings are more closely related to chimps than they are to gorillas. It explores the case forconsidering the philosophical idea of simplicity/parsimony as a useful principle
Practical Applications of the Philosophy of Science
Language: un
Pages: 102
Authors: Peter Truran
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-29 - Publisher: Springer

Explores the practical applicability of the philosophy of science to scientific research, but also considers its relevance to practice within the realms of technology, design, crafts, and even within the world of arts and the humanities. The attempt to engage working scientists with the issues raised by the philosophy of
The Concept of Scientific Law in the Philosophy of Science and Epistemology
Language: un
Pages: 220
Authors: Igor Hanzel
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-11-30 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

"In this book Igor Hanzel reconstructs the developmental stages of scientific law, working both with the history of different conceptions of scientific explanation and also within the limitations of each, which then demand further sophistication. As one basic argument of this work, which is deeply analytic as well as dialectical,
The Philosophy of Science: A-M
Language: un
Pages: 965
Authors: Sahotra Sarkar, Jessica Pfeifer
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first in-depth reference to the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, this encyclopedia brings together a team of leading scholars to provide nearly 150 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science. The areas covered include biology, chemistry, epistemology and metaphysics, physics, psychology and mind,
A Bibliography of the Philosophy of Science, 1945-1981
Language: un
Pages: 585
Authors: Richard J. Blackwell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Greenwood

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