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Scientific Method

Author: Barry Gower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134806299
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The central theme running throughout this outstanding new survey is the nature of the philosophical debate created by modern science's foundation in experimental and mathematical method. More recently, recognition that reasoning in science is probabilistic generated intense debate about whether and how it should be constrained so as to ensure the practical certainty of the conclusions drawn. These debates brought to light issues of a philosophical nature which form the core of many scientific controversies today. Scientific Method: A Historical and Philosophical Introduction presents these debates through clear and comparative discussion of key figures in the history of science. Key chapters critically discuss * Galileo's demonstrative method, Bacon's inductive method, and Newton's rules of reasoning * the rise of probabilistic `Bayesian' methods in the eighteenth century * the method of hypotheses through the work of Herschel, Mill and Whewell * the conventionalist views of Poincaré and Duhem * the inductivism of Peirce, Russell and Keynes * Popper's falsification compared with Reichenbach's enumerative induction * Carnap's scientific method as Bayesian reasoning The debates are brought up to date in the final chapters by considering the ways in which ideas about method in the physical and biological sciences have affected thinking about method in the social sciences. This debate is analyzed through the ideas of key theorists such as Kuhn, Lakatos, and Feyerabend.

Morphodynamik In Der Osteopathie

Author: Torsten Liem
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3830477627
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Morphodynamik in der Osteopathie: Erklärungsmodelle zur Gewebedynamik In diesem Werk finden Sie Antworten darauf, welche Einflüsse, Interaktionen und Gesetzmäßigkeiten die morphologischen Dynamiken bestimmen und wie dieses Wissen in die Praxis umsetzbar ist. Um die Ganzheit des Patienten zu erfassen, müssen neben der körperlichen Ebene auch die innerlichen Bewusstseinskomponenten berücksichtigt werden. Lesen Sie, wie Sie Gewebe-Energie-Bewusstseinsmuster im Patienten erkennen. Denn es reicht nicht aus, ausschließlich auf der körperlichen Ebene therapeutisch zu wirken. Nachhaltige Therapieerfolge erreichen Sie durch die Behandlung der subjektiven Bewusstseinsmuster. Am Beispiel der kranialen Sphäre lernen Sie die osteopathischen Techniken sowie die Entstehung und Bedeutung der Midline in der Osteopathie kennen. Die 2. Auflage ist aktualisiert. Darstellung der Einflüsse der dynamischen Morphologie auf die osteopathische Denk- und Behandlungsweise

Science Rules

Author: Peter Achinstein
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801879449
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Is there a universal set of rules for discovering and testing scientific hypotheses? Since the birth of modern science, philosophers, scientists, and other thinkers have wrestled with this fundamental question of scientific practice. Efforts to devise rigorous methods for obtaining scientific knowledge include the twenty-one rules Descartes proposed in his Rules for the Direction of the Mind and the four rules of reasoning that begin the third book of Newton's Principia, and continue today in debates over the very possibility of such rules. Bringing together key primary sources spanning almost four centuries, Science Rules introduces readers to scientific methods that have played a prominent role in the history of scientific practice. Editor Peter Achinstein includes works by scientists and philosophers of science to offer a new perspective on the nature of scientific reasoning. For each of the methods discussed, he presents the original formulation of the method; selections written by a proponent of the method together with an application to a particular scientific example; and a critical analysis of the method that draws on historical and contemporary sources. The methods included in this volume are Cartesian rationalism with an application to Descartes' laws of motion; Newton's inductivism and the law of gravity; two versions of hypothetico-deductivism—those of William Whewell and Karl Popper—and the nineteenth-century wave theory of light; Paul Feyerabend's principle of proliferation and Thomas Kuhn's views on scientific values, both of which deny that there are universal rules of method, with an application to Galileo's tower argument. Included also is a famous nineteenth-century debate about scientific reasoning between the hypothetico-deductivist William Whewell and the inductivist John Stuart Mill; and an account of the realism-antirealism dispute about unobservables in science, with a consideration of Perrin's argument for the existence of molecules in the early twentieth century.

Scientific Method In Practice

Author: Hugh G. Gauch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521017084
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This book will enable scientists to be better scientists by offering them a deeper understanding of the scientific method.

Critically Reading The Theory And Methods Of Archaeology

Author: Guy Gibbon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 075912342X
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Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.

Theory Of Scientific Method

Author: William Whewell
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872200821
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Includes the author's seminal studies of the logic of induction, arguments for his realist view that science discovers necessary truths about nature, and exercises in the epistemology and ontology of science.

Die Methodologie Der Wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme

Author: Imre Lakatos
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366308082X
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Royal Society, betrachtet die Hexentheorie als das Musterbeispiel empirischen Denkens. Wir müssen das empirische Denken definieren, ehe wir mit Hume anfangen, Bücher zu verbren nen. Das wissenschaftliche Denken konfrontiert die Theorien mit den Tatsachen; und eine der Hauptbedingungen dabei ist, daß die Theorien von den Tatsachen gestützt sein müs sen. Wie ist das nun des genaueren möglich? Darauf sind mehrere verschiedene Antworten vorgeschlagen worden. Newton selbst glaubte, seine Gesetze aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen zu haben. Er war stolz darauf, keine bloßen Hypothesen anzubieten; er veröffentlichte nur Theorien, die aufgrundder Tatsa chen bewiesen waren. Und zwar behauptete er, seine Gesetze aus den Keplerschen 'Erschei nungen' abgeleitet zu haben. Doch das war Unsinn, denn nach Kepler bewegten sich die Plane ten in Ellipsen, nach Newton aber wäre das nur richtig, wenn die Planeten nicht gegenseitig ihre Bewegung stören würden, und eben dies tun sie. Daher mußte Newton eine Störungstheo rie entwickeln, nach der sich kein Planet auf einer Ellipse bewegt. Heute kann man leicht zeigen, daß sich kein Naturgesetz aus endlich vielen Tatsa chen schlüssig ableiten läßt; doch man liest immer noch, wissenschaftliche Theorien würden aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen. Woher kommt diese hartnäckige Sperre gegen die elemen tare Logik? Das läßt sich sehr einleuchtend erklären. Die Wissenschaftler möchten ihren Theorien Achtung verschaffen, sie sollen die Bezeichnung 'Wissenschaft' verdienen, also echte Erkenntnis sein. Nun bezog sich im 17. Jahrhundert, als die Wissenschaft entstand, die wichtigste Erkenntnis auf Gott und den Teufel, auf Himmel und Hölle.

The Conduct Of Inquiry

Author: Richard F. Kitchener
Publisher: University Press of Amer
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A textbook for an introductory logic course for students in the applied and practical sciences. Kitchener (philosophy, Colorado State U.) set out to revise Cohen and Nagel's standard text, but realized that he was diverging considerably so struck out on his own. He relies heavily on exercises to give students experience thinking scientific problems through, and includes a glossary without pronunciation guides. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR