Characterizing the Robustness of Science

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  • Author : Léna Soler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 374 pages
  • ISBN : 9400727585
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Download or Read online Characterizing the Robustness of Science full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Léna Soler and published by Springer Science & Business Media which was released on 23 March 2012 with total page 374 pages. We cannot guarantee that Characterizing the Robustness of Science book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. Mature sciences have been long been characterized in terms of the “successfulness”, “reliability” or “trustworthiness” of their theoretical, experimental or technical accomplishments. Today many philosophers of science talk of “robustness”, often without specifying in a precise way the meaning of this term. This lack of clarity is the cause of frequent misunderstandings, since all these notions, and that of robustness in particular, are connected to fundamental issues, which concern nothing less than the very nature of science and its specificity with respect to other human practices, the nature of rationality and of scientific progress; and science’s claim to be a truth-conducive activity. This book offers for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the problem of robustness, and in general, that of the reliability of science, based on several detailed case studies and on philosophical essays inspired by the so-called practical turn in philosophy of science.

Characterizing the Robustness of Science

Characterizing the Robustness of Science
  • Author : Léna Soler,Emiliano Trizio,Thomas Nickles,William Wimsatt
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 March 2012
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Mature sciences have been long been characterized in terms of the “successfulness”, “reliability” or “trustworthiness” of their theoretical, experimental or technical accomplishments. Today many philosophers of science talk of “robustness”, often without specifying in a precise way the meaning of this term. This lack of clarity is the cause of frequent misunderstandings, since all these notions, and that of robustness in particular, are connected to fundamental issues, which concern nothing less than the very nature of science and its specificity

Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science EPSA13 Helsinki

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  • Author : Uskali Mäki,Ioannis Votsis,Stéphanie Ruphy,Gerhard Schurz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 22 October 2016
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This volume showcases the best of recent research in the philosophy of science. A compilation of papers presented at the EPSA 13, it explores a broad distribution of topics such as causation, truthlikeness, scientific representation, gender-specific medicine, laws of nature, science funding and the wisdom of crowds. Papers are organised into headings which form the structure of the book. Readers will find that it covers several major fields within the philosophy of science, from general philosophy of science to the more

The Philosophy of Science

The Philosophy of Science
  • Author : Richard Boyd,Philip Gasper,J. D. Trout
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 18 January 1991
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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

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The Present Situation in the Philosophy of Science
  • Author : Friedrich Stadler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 19 May 2010
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This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the interdisciplinary development of its specialist fields, but also to provoke reflection on the idea of ‘European philosophy of science’. This efforts should foster a contemporaneous reflection on what might be meant by philosophy of science in Europe and European philosophy of science, and how in fact awareness of it could assist philosophers interpret and

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  • Author : Jaan Valsiner
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 11 December 2019
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This is an international and interdisciplinary volume that provides a new look at the general background of the social sciences from a philosophical perspective and provides directions for methodology. It seeks to overcome the limitations of the traditional treatises of a philosophy of science rooted in the physical sciences, as well as extend the coverage of basic science to intentional and socially normative features of the social sciences. The discussions included in this book are divided into four thematic sections:

Philosophies of the Sciences

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  • Author : Fritz Allhoff
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 02 December 2015
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A collection of essays discussing a wide range of sciences and the central philosophical issues associated with them, presenting the sciences collectively to encourage a greater understanding of their associative theoretical foundations, as well as their relationships to each other. Offers a new and unique approach to studying and comparing the philosophies of a variety of scientific disciplines Explores a wide variety of individual sciences, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology and economics The essays are written by leading

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences
  • Author : Ian C Jarvie,Jesus Zamora-Bonilla
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 17 February 2011
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- what is the relationship between the social sciences and the natural sciences? - where do today's dominant approaches to doing social science come from? - what are the main fissures and debates in contemporary social scientific thought? - how are we to make sense of seemingly contrasting approaches to how social scientists find out about the world and justify their claims to have knowledge of it? In this exciting handbook, Ian Jarvie and Jesús Zamora-Bonilla have put together a

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science
  • Author : Paul Humphreys
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 04 August 2016
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This handbook provides both an overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in philosophy of science, as well as a guide to new directions in the discipline. Section I contains broad overviews of the main lines of research and the state of established knowledge in six principal areas of the discipline, including computational, physical, biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as general philosophy of science. Section II covers what are considered to be the traditional topics in the philosophy of science, such

Reconstructing Reality

Reconstructing Reality
  • Author : Margaret Morrison
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 December 2014
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Attempts to understand various aspects of the empirical world often rely on modelling processes that involve a reconstruction of systems under investigation. Typically the reconstruction uses mathematical frameworks like gauge theory and renormalization group methods, but more recently simulations also have become an indispensable tool for investigation. This book is a philosophical examination of techniques and assumptions related to modelling and simulation with the goal of showing how these abstract descriptions can contribute to our understanding of the physical world.

Integrating History and Philosophy of Science

Integrating History and Philosophy of Science
  • Author : Seymour Mauskopf,Tad Schmaltz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 10 September 2011
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Though the publication of Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions seemed to herald the advent of a unified study of the history and philosophy of science, it is a hard fact that history of science and philosophy of science have increasingly grown apart. Recently, however, there has been a series of workshops on both sides of the Atlantic (called '&HPS') intended to bring historians and philosophers of science together to discuss new integrative approaches. This is therefore an especially appropriate

The Metaphyics of the Philosophy of Science

The Metaphyics of the Philosophy of Science
  • Author : Matthew H. Slater,Zanja Yudell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 March 2017
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The question of the proper role of metaphysics in philosophy of science is both significant and contentious. The last few decades have seen considerable engagement with philosophical projects aptly described as "the metaphysics of science: " inquiries into natural laws and properties, natural kinds, causal relations, and dispositions. At the same time, many metaphysicians have begun moving in the direction of more scientifically-informed ("scientistic" or "naturalistic") metaphysics. And yet many philosophers of science retain a deep suspicion about the significance of

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  • Author : Edited by: Kisak
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 07 November 2015
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Philosophy of science is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions of this study concern what qualifies as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the ultimate purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology, and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth. There is no consensus among philosophers about many of the central problems concerned with the philosophy of science, including whether science can

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  • Author : Igor Hanzel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 November 1999
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"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 author shows that the natural and the social sciences do not operate exclusively with one type of scientific law, nor do they explain phenomena by means of one exclusive