The Philosophy of Science
Science and Objectivity
By (author) S. George Couvalis
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Philosophy of Science by S. George Couvalis
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive textbook provides a clear nontechnical introduction to the philosophy of science. Through asking whether science can provide us with objective knowledge of the world, the book provides a thorough and accessible guide to the key thinkers and debates that define the field. George Couvalis surveys traditional themes around theory and observation, induction, probability, falsification and rationality as well as more recent challenges to objectivity including relativistic, feminist and sociological readings. This provides a helpful framework in which to locate the key intellectual contributions to these debates, ranging from those of Mill and Hume, through Popper and Kuhn to Laudan, Bloor and Garfinkel among others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761951018
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - S. George Couvalis
George Couvalis is a senior lecturer in the Discipline of Philosophy at Flinders University of South Australia.
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