Extending Ourselves

Extending Ourselves : Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 24mm | 439.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 3 figures
  • 0195158709
  • 9780195158700

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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 *
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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.
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