Extending Ourselves : Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method
The first part of this book is an exploration of the ways in which computationally assisted science is fundamentally reshaping science. The second part provides a new account of empiricism suitable for contemporary science, whose purpose is to reconcile a modest but selective scientific realism with scientific empiricism - two approaches long opposed to one another.
- Hardback | 182 pages
- 162 x 236 x 24mm | 439.99g
- 12 Aug 2004
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 3 figures
This book is an excellent philosophical appraisal of the roles played by computers in modern science...an excellent philosophical discussion of the role of computational models in physics. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * ... many of the issues raised here are important and deserving of the attention the author pays to them. * CHOICE *
About Paul Humphreys
Paul Humphreys is chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. A former editor of Synthese and a founding editor of Foundations of Science, his research interests include computer modeling, probability theory, strategic reasoning, emergence, causation, and explanation.