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Richard DeWitt : Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
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Author: Richard DeWitt
Title: Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Date: 2004-02-09
ISBN: 140511620X
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Weight: 1.28 pounds
Size: 5.98 x 8.92 x 1.0 inches
Edition: 1
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Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time.
  • Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themes and topics that have impacted upon our scientific view of the world around us
  • Introduces fundamental conceptual issues, including truth, empirical facts and philosophical/conceptual “facts”, falsifiability, and instrumentalism /realism
  • Analyzes the transition from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldview
  • Explores challenges to our own western worldview brought on by developments in twentieth-century science, most notably relativity theory and quantum theory
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