Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

Samir Okasha

what's technological know-how? Is there a true distinction among technology and fantasy? Is technological know-how aim? Can technology clarify every thing? This Very brief Introduction offers a concise evaluate of the most issues of latest philosophy of technological know-how.

Beginning with a quick heritage of technological know-how to set the scene, Samir Okasha is going directly to examine the character of medical reasoning, clinical clarification, revolutions in technology, and theories comparable to realism and anti-realism. He additionally appears to be like at philosophical matters specifically sciences, together with the matter of class in biology, and the character of house and time in physics. the ultimate bankruptcy touches at the conflicts among technological know-how and faith, and explores even if technology is finally a great thing.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a few of life's finest themes. Written through specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern pondering the primary difficulties and concerns in 1000's of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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