Conceptual foundation of scientific thought; an introduction to the philosophy of science.


New York, Macmillan [1968] .

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Subjects Philosophy.
Science -- Philosophy.
Science.
Sciences -- Méthodologie.
Sciences -- Philosophie.
Description xii, 560 pages illustrations 25 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
©1968
Notes "Bibliographical notes": pages 489-548.
Contents Introduction. Science and philosophy: an introduction -- The Genesis of scientific thought. Science as human activity ; Prescientific ways of knowing ; From common sense to science: the remarkable Greeks and the origins of criticism -- The Methods of science. Observation ; Formal systems, models, and the representation of facts ; Measurement ; Hypothesis and experiment ; Induction and probability ; Scientific explanation: laws and theories -- Some fundamental concepts in the sciences. Causality ; The newer concepts of space, time, and matter ; Organisms and mechanisms: reduction and explanation in the biological sciences ; Mind, society, and history: some fundamental concepts in the human sciences -- Coda. Science, values, and the humanistic understanding.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)522240
(OCoLC)ocm00522240
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WorldCat Identities Wartofsky, Marx W.
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