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Author Rescher, Nicholas.
Title Studies in the philosophy of science / Nicholas Rescher.
Imprint Frankfurt ; New Brunswick : Ontos Verlag, 2006.

Author Rescher, Nicholas.
Series Nicholas Rescher collected papers ; v. 11
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource (229 pages :) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents PREFACE; Chapter 1DOES INFERENCE TO THE BESTEXPLANATION WORK?; Chapter 2FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THETHEORY OF SCIENTIFICEXPLANATION; Chapter 3TECHNOLOGICAL ESCALATION ANDTHE EXPLORATION MODEL OFNATURAL SCIENCE; Chapter 4THE LAW OF LOGARITHMIC RETURNS; Chapter 5SOME ISSUES REGARDING THECOMPLETENESS OF SCIENCE ANDTHE LIMITS OF SCIENTIFICKNOWLEDGE; Chapter 6BAFFLING PHENOMENA; Chapter 7FINITUDE AND LIMITATIONS(UNREALIZABLE ASPIRATIONS ANDLIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE); Chapter 8THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF FUTURESCIENCE; Chapter 9CAN COMPUTERS OVERCOME OURLIMITATIONS?; Chapter 10MEANINGLESS NUMBERS.
Chapter 11CREDIT FOR MAKING A DISCOVERYChapter 12THE ETHICAL DIMENSION OFSCIENTIFIC RESEARCH; Chapter 13MORAL ISSUES RELATING TO THEECONOMICS OF NEW KNOWLEDGE INTHE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.
Summary Since Rescher's earliest publication of the middle 1950's in this field, the philosophy of science has constituted one focus of his interest and preoccupation. Some dozen of Rescher's contributions to the field are published in the present volume, and they combine to convey his favored way of blending empirical data with philosophical theorizing.
ISBN 9783110326468 (e-book)
3110326469 (e-book)
3938793201
9783938793206
9783110325447
OCLC # 854569231
Additional Format Print version: Rescher, Nicholas. Studies in the Philosophy of Science : A Counterfactual Perspective on Quantum Entanglement. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2006 9783110325447