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Title: The Nature & function of scientific theories;: Essays in contemporary science and philosophy (University of Pittsburgh series in the philosophy of science, v. 4)
ISBN: 0822932113
ISBN13: 978-0822932116
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Pages: 361 pages
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press (1970)
Language: English
Category: Science & Math
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Subcategory: History & Philosophy




The six essays in this volume discuss philosophical thought on scientific theory including: a call for a realist, rather than instrumentalist interpretation of science; a critique of one of the core ideas of positivism concerning the relation between observational and theoretical languages; using aerodynamics to discuss the representational aspect of scientific theories and their isomorphic qualities; the relationship between the reliability of common sense and the authenticity of the world view of science; removing long-held ambiguities on the theory of inductive logic; and the relationship between the actuality of conceptual revolutions in the history of science and traditional philosophical pictures of scientific theory-building.