Science: A Many-Splendored Thing by IGOR NOVAKScience: A Many-Splendored Thing by IGOR NOVAK

Science: A Many-Splendored Thing


Paperback | March 25, 2011

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This book provides the first integrated account of all factors which play a role in making Science what it is today. The book discusses historical, sociological and philosophical aspects of Science emphasizing their interconnectedness. It describes many of the latest developments in scientific practice as well old unsolved problems. The book aims to be explanatory and stimulating rather than comprehensive. The book is an overview of important issues and aims to present these issues in the context of not only Society but of Science itself. One of the important aims of the book is to clarify misconceptions about Science held by general public or by scientists themselves. Science and scientists in this book are presented in their true light, not as stereotyped by the media. Contents: What is Science; Misconceptions About Science; Why is Science Important; Science and Other Elements of Culture; General Knowledge vs. Scientific Knowledge; Scientific Community; Peer Review; General Characteristics of Science; Scientific Language; Laws, Models, Hypotheses, Theories, Metaphors; Critical Thinking; Scientific Evidence; Pseudo-Science Scientific Knowledge; Reductionism; Holism; Determinism; Selection of Scientific Theories; Models of Development of Science; Science and Technology; Two Visions of Science; Science and Ethics; Misconduct in Science; Social Support for Science & New Self-Image of Mankind.
Title:Science: A Many-Splendored ThingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 25, 2011Publisher:World Scientific PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814304743

ISBN - 13:9789814304740

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