Theoretical Virtues in Science

- Uncovering Reality through Theory

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Theoretical Virtues in Science
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
24-05-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
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What are the features of a good scientific theory? Samuel Schindler's book revisits this classical question in the philosophy of science and develops new answers to it. Theoretical virtues matter not only for choosing theories 'to work with', but also for what we are justified in believing: only if the theories we possess are good ones (qua virtues) can we be confident that our theories' claims about nature are actually correct. Recent debates have focussed rather narrowly on a theory's capacity to predict new phenomena successfully, but Schindler argues that the justification for this focus is thin. He discusses several other theory properties such as testability, accuracy, and consistency, and highlights the importance of simplicity and coherence. Using detailed historical case studies and careful philosophical analysis, Schindler challenges the received view of theoretical virtues and advances arguments for the view that science uncovers reality through theory.

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Udgivelsesdato:
24-05-2018
ISBN13:
9781108422260
Vægt:
500 g
Dybde:
19 mm
Bredde:
155 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Format:
Hardback
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    Investigates what kinds of theories scientists do and should strive for and whether those theories allow us to be confident that science is reflecting reality. The book features historical case studies and in-depth philosophical analysis to criticise current views of theoretical virtues and to present new arguments for realism. Worked examples or Exercises; 10 Line drawings, black and white

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- Uncovering Reality through Theory

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