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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by Peter James Smith
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This book examines the philosophical foundations of the realist view of the progress of science as cumulative. It is a view that has recently been faced with a number of powerful attacks in which successive scientific theories are seen, not as extending their scope and honing their explanations, but as incommensurable. There is, it is held, in principle no way of establishing that they are about the same things. From the voluminous literature on the topic, Dr Smith has selected relevantly and incisively and his exposition of the contending arguments is vigourous and clear, without undue technicality. As an explication and defence of realism it will interest all those concerned with this basic question in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language.
Release date NZ
May 7th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
144
Dimensions
140x216x9
ISBN-13
9780521110341
Product ID
2970489

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