The Philosophy of Science: The Systems, Validity, and Ethics of Scientific Inquiry, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622751140
  • ISBN-13: 9781622751143
  • DDC: 501
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The scientific discoveries of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle were considered to be in the realm of "natural philosophy." Today philosophy and science are considered separate disciplines, yet each illuminates and complements the other. Modern philosophers are apt to pose important questions about the logic behind and validity of scientific practices. This comprehensive volume explains how and why philosophical thought is applied to the natural sciences and challenges readers to think in different ways about scientific inquiry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: From Natural Philosophy to Theories of Method.
2: Explanations, Laws, and Theories.
3: Change and the Effect on Scientific Realism.
4: Science, Society, and Values.