Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism, and Scientific Method

Paperback | September 15, 2006

byPaul Humphreys

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Computational methods have become the dominant technique in many areas of science. This book contains the first systematic philosophical account of these new methods and their consequences for scientific method. This book will be of interest to philosophers of science and to anyone interestedin the role played by computers in modern science.

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Computational methods have become the dominant technique in many areas of science. This book contains the first systematic philosophical account of these new methods and their consequences for scientific method. This book will be of interest to philosophers of science and to anyone interestedin the role played by computers in modern sc...

Paul Humphreys is chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. A former editor of Synthese and a founding editor of Foundations of Science, his research interests include computer modeling, probability theory, strategic reasoning, emergence, causation, and explanation.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195313291

ISBN - 13:9780195313291

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"This book is an excellent philosophical appraisal of the roles played by computers in modern science...an excellent philosophical discussion of the role of computational models in physics."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews