Scientific Theories, Volume 14

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C. Wade Savage
U of Minnesota Press, 1990 - Science - 429 pages
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A whole new crop of worms from the philosophy of science can. Based on a two-year study, 15 essays look over the shoulder of scientists in biomedicine, economics, neuropsychology, physics, and other disciplines, and comment on how and why they devise, use, and legitimize their theories. Annotation c
 

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Contents

Seek and Ye Might Find
22
The Psychoanalytic Enterprise in Scientific Perspective
41
A Neurocomputational Perspective
59
Are Economic Kinds Natural?
102
Foundational Physics and Empiricist Critique
136
Theories as Mere Conventions
158
Rationality and Objectivity in Science or Tom Kuhn
175
Bayesian Problems of Old Evidence
205
Probably Not Such
224
The Value of Knowledge
245
Demystifying Underdetermination
267
The Vulnerability
298
Realism Approximate Truth and Philosophical Method
355
Contrastive Empiricism
392
Contributors
413
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