Constructive Empiricism: Epistemology and the Philosophy of Science

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byPaul Dicken

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Constructive empiricism is not just a view regarding the aim of science; it is also a view regarding the epistemological framework in which one should debate the aim of science. This is the focus of this book -- not with scientific truth, but with how one should argue about scientific truth.

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Constructive empiricism is not just a view regarding the aim of science; it is also a view regarding the epistemological framework in which one should debate the aim of science. This is the focus of this book -- not with scientific truth, but with how one should argue about scientific truth.

PAUL DICKEN is a Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is an Affiliated Lecturer for the Faculty of Philosophy, Director of Studies in Philosophy at Pembroke College and Director of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science at Churchill College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.64 × 5.74 × 0.72 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Arguments Concerning Constructive Empiricism
Epistemic Voluntarism: Rationality, Inference and Empiricism
Against Epistemic Voluntarism: Musgrave, Modality and Mathematics
On the Nature and Norms of Acceptance and Belief
Conclusion: What is this Thing Called 'Constructive Empiricism'?
Endnotes
References
Index