The Philosophies of Science

The Philosophies of Science : An Introductory Survey

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Harre shows how various views about the nature of science are related to the great historical schools of philosophy. He sets out his argument in terms of concrete episodes in the history of science. This new edition includes a chapter on science and society, which explores issues such as the morality of experimentation on live animals and the premise that knowledge is a basis for moral good. Harre also examines the theory that science is a form of art, and looks at the way scientific knowledge affects out religious beliefs.show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 43.18mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0192892010
  • 9780192892010

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"A rich resource for beginning students in the history and philosophy of science."--ISIS"Scholarly and lucid...as good an introduction to the subject as could be wished for."--Times Literary Supplementshow more

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