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Reliable Knowledge
By John M. Ziman

Reliable Knowledge

An Exploration of the Grounds for Belief in Science

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Reliable Knowledge by John M. Ziman

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Why believe in the findings of science? John Ziman argues that scientific knowledge is not uniformly reliable, but rather like a map representing a country we cannot visit. He shows how science has many elements, including alongside its experiments and formulae the language and logic, patterns and preconceptions, facts and fantasies used to illustrate and express its findings. These elements are variously combined by scientists in their explanations of the material world as it lies outside our everyday experience. John Ziman's book offers at once a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge, searching widely across a range of disciplines for evidence about the perceptions, paradigms and analogies on which all our understanding depends.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521406703
ISBN-10: 0521406706
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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