Book ID: CBB000058107

Scientific theories (1990)


Savage, C. Wade (Editor)

University of Minnesota Press

Publication Date: 1990
Physical Details: ix + 429 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Caplan, Arthur L.: Seek and ye might find. Grünbaum, Adolf: The psychoanalytic enterprise in scientific perspective. Churchland, Paul M.: On the nature of theories: A neurocomputational perspective. Nelson, Alan: Are economic kinds natural? Sklar, Lawrence: Foundational physics and empiricist critique. Kyburg, Henry E., Jr.: Theories as mere conventions. Salmon, Wesley C.: Rationality and objectivity in science, or Tom Kuhn meets Tom Bayes. Eells, Ellery: Bayesian problems of old evidence. Howson, Colin: Fitting your theory to the facts: Probably not such a bad thing after all. Skyrms, Brian: The value of knowledge. Laudan, Larry: Demystifying underdetermination. Kuhn, Thomas S.: Dubbing and redubbing: The vulnerability of rigid designation. Worrall, John: Scientific revolutions and scientific rationality: The case of the elderly holdout. Boyd, Richard: Realism, approximate truth, and philosophical method. Sober, Elliott: Contrastive empiricism.

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Review Hinckfuss, I. (1992) Review of "Scientific theories". Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science (pp. 174-78). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Andreev, Ivan D.
Batens, Diderik
Bendegem, Jean Paul van
Gregory, Walter N.
Harding, Sandra G.
Jones, Gary E.
Erkenntnis: International Journal of Analytic Philosophy
Nature and System
Arbor: Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura
Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
Journal of Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Princeton University
Clarendon Press
Kleine Verlag
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Matter theory
Descartes, René
Alter, Georg
Carnap, Rudolf
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Time Periods
17th century
20th century
Vienna Circle

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