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Author Giere, Ronald N.

Title Explaining science [electronic resource] : a cognitive approach / Ronald N. Giere.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990, ©1988.

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Edition Pbk. ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 321 pages) : illustrations.
Series Science and its conceptual foundations series
Science and its conceptual foundations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-313) and index.
Contents List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Toward a Unified Cognitive Theory of Science; 2. Theories of Science; 3. Models and Theories; 4. Constructive Realism; 5. Realism in the Laboratory; 6. Scientific Judgment; 7. Models and Experiments; 8. Explaining the Revolution in Geology; Epilogue: Reflexive Reflections; Notes; References; Index.
Summary "This volume presents an attempt to construct a unified cognitive theory of science in relatively short compass. It confronts the strong program in sociology of science and the positions of various postpositivist philosophers of science, developing significant alternatives to each in a readily comprehensible style. It draws loosely on recent developments in cognitive science, without burdening the argument with detailed results from that source. ... The book is thus a provocative one. Perhaps that is a measure of its value: it will lead scholars and serious student from a number of sci.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Giere, Ronald N. Explaining science. Pbk. ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990, ©1988 0226292053 (DLC) 87027033 (OCoLC)23951847
ISBN 9780226292038 (electronic bk.)
0226292037 (electronic bk.)