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Smoke and Mirrors: How Science Reflects Reality
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Realism is an enlightening story, a tale which enriches our experience and makes it more intelligible. Yet this wonderful picture of humanity's best efforts at knowledge has been badly bruised by numerous critics. James Robert Brown in Smoke and Mirrors fights…
Philosophy Of Science: The Key Thinkers
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Platonism, Naturalism, And Mathematical Knowledge
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This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others. Beginning with accounts of both approaches,…
Who Rules in Science?: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars

Who Rules in Science?: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars

by James Robert Brown

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|March 30, 2004

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What if something as seemingly academic as the so-called science wars were to determine how we live? This eye-opening book reveals how little we've understood about the ongoing pitched battles between the sciences and the humanities--and how much may be at…
The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences
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Thought experiments are performed in the laboratory of the mind. Beyond this metaphor it is difficult to say just what these remarkable devices for investigating nature are or how they work. Though most scientists and philosophers would admit their great…
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Quantum Heresies

Quantum Heresies

by Kent A Peacock

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|August 14, 2018

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Do we live in a quantum universe? Or a classical relativistic universe? Or a universe that is somehow a hybrid of the two? The papers collected in Quantum Heresies  argue that it is quantum all the way down, and probably all the way up, too.…
The Routledge Companion To Thought Experiments

The Routledge Companion To Thought Experiments

by Michael T Stuart

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|July 18, 2017

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Thought experiments are a means of imaginative reasoning that lie at the heart of philosophy, from the pre-Socratics to the modern era, and they also play central roles in a range of fields, from physics to politics. The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments…
An Essay on Infant Cultivation;
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The The Rational and the Social: How To Understand Science In A Social World
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To paraphrase Marx, sociologists have only interpreted science; the point is to improve it. The Rational and the Social attempts both. It begins by sketching recent sociological approaches to science, notably the strong programme - Bloor's 'science of science'…
Thought Experiments In Science, Philosophy, And The Arts
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From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences. Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in…
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