Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciences: The Critical Background to Modern Science, 1800-1905

By: Howson, Colin (edited by)

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First published in 1976, this is a volume of studies on the problems of theory-appraisal in the physical sciences - how and why important theories are developed, changed and are replaced, and by what criteria we judge one theory an advance on another. The volume is introduced by a classic paper of Imre Lakatos's, which sets out a theory for tackling these problems - the methodology of scientific research programmes. Five contributors then test this theory against particular and celebrated case-studies in the history of the physical sciences (particularly in the nineteenth century). The volume ends with a characteristically forceful and original critique of the whole enterprise by Paul Feyerabend. the book is a companion volume to Method and Appraisal in Economics. Both are natural sequels to Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge and attempt to work out in particular cases the implications of some of the theories presented in that book.

Title: Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciences: The Critical Background to Modern Science, 1800-1905

Author Name: Howson, Colin (edited by)

Categories: Science,

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambride, Cambridge University Press: 1976

ISBN Number: 0521211107

ISBN Number 13: 9780521211109

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 014663

Description: PO name ffep.

Keywords: Science,