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Perception and discovery; an introduction to scientific inquiry. Edited by Willard C. Humphreys.


San Francisco, Freeman, Cooper [1970] .
ISBN 0877355096, 9780877355090

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Subjects Perception.
Philosophy.
Science -- Methodology.
Science -- Philosophy.
Science.
Sciences -- Méthodologie.
Sciences -- Philosophie.
Description x, 435 pages illustrations 24 cm
Copyright Date [1970]
©1969
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Pt.1. Provocations and restraints. On philosophizing, and some logical distinctions ; Defining conceptual boundaries ; Measuring and counting: more boundaries -- Pt.2. The act of scientific seeing. There is more to seeing than meets the eye ; Seeing the same thing ; Seeing and seeing As ; Seeing As and seeing that ; Seeing, saying, and knowing ; Spectacles behind the eyes ; Can we see facts? ; Facts and seeing that -- Pt.3. Perplexity: the process of experimental research. Waves, particles, and facts ; Hypotheses Facta Fingunt ; Scientific simplicity and crucial experiments ; The systematic side of science ; Discovering causes and becauses ; What happens as a rule ; Theory-laden language ; The scientists' toolbox ; Laws, truths, and hypotheses ; Principles as platitudes -- Pt.4. Probability and probable reasoning in science. Frequencies and the mathematics of probability ; Using and interpreting the probability calculus ; Elements of statistical technique ; The principle of uniformity revisited.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)117287
(OCoLC)ocm00117287
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WorldCat Identities Hanson, Norwood Russell.
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