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Science and Partial Truth

A Unitary Approach to Models and Scientific Reasoning

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Science and Partial Truth by Newton C.A. da Costa

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Da Costa and French explore the consequences of adopting a "pragmatic" notion of truth in the philosophy of science - in other words, accepting a theory as valid when it may only be partially true rather than wholly true. Their framework sheds new light on issues dealing with belief, theory acceptance, and the realism-antirealism debate, as well as the nature of scientific models and their heuristic development.

Author Biography

Newton da Costa is a Member of the Research Group on Logic and Foundations at the Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Sao Paolo. Steven French is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
Oxford University Press Inc
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