Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science4 58 5 Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Intended for undergraduates and general audiences with no prior background in philosophy, Theory and Reality covers logical positivism; the problems of induction and confirmation; Karl Popper's theory of science; Thomas Kuhn and "scientific revolutions"; the views of Imre Lakatos, Larry Laudan, and Paul Feyerabend; and challenges to the field from sociology of science, feminism, and science studies. The book then looks in more detail at some specific problems and theories, including scientific realism, the theory-ladeness of observation, scientific explanation, and Bayesianism. Finally, Godfrey-Smith defends a form of philosophical naturalism as the best way to solve the main problems in the field.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 10H 29Min
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