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The Anatomy of Inquiry Routledge Revivals

The Anatomy of Inquiry  Routledge Revivals Author Israel Scheffler
ISBN-10 9781317810865
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 339
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First published in 1963, this title considers the philosophical problems encountered when attempting to provide a clear and general explanation of scientific principles, and the basic confrontation between such principles and experience. Beginning with a detailed introduction that considers various approaches to the philosophy and theory of science, Israel Scheffler then divides his study into three key sections – Explanation, Significance and Confirmation – that explore how these complex issues involved have been dealt with in contemporary research. This title, by one of America’s leading philosophers, will provide a valuable analysis of the theory and problems surrounding the Philosophy of Science.

The Anatomy of Inquiry

The Anatomy of Inquiry Author Israel Scheffler
ISBN-10 OCLC:2528010
Release 1963
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Social Theory as Science Routledge Revivals

Social Theory as Science  Routledge Revivals Author Russell Keat
ISBN-10 9781136839245
Release 2011-01-31
Pages 316
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This book, written by a philosopher interested in the problems of social science and scientific method, and a sociologist interested in the philosophy of science, presents a novel conception of how we should think about and carry out the scientific study of social life. This book combines an evaluation of different conceptions of the nature of science with an examination of important sociological theorists and frameworks. This second edition of the work was originally published in 1982.

Beyond the Letter Routledge Revivals

Beyond the Letter  Routledge Revivals Author Israel Scheffler
ISBN-10 9781136961625
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 164
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Ambiguity, vagueness and metaphor are pervasive features of language, deserving of systematic study in their own right. Yet they have frequently been considered mere deviations from ideal language or obstacles to be avoided in the construction of scientific systems. First published in 1979, Beyond the Letter offers a consecutive study of these features from a philosphical point of view, providing analyses of each and treating their relations to one another. Addressed to the fundamental task of logical and semantic explanation, the book employs an inscriptional methodology in the attempt to avoid prevalent forms of question-begging, and, further, in the conviction that sparseness of assumption often reveals points of theoretical interest irrespective of methodolgical preference. The author distinguishes and analyses several varieties of ambiguity, developing new semantic notions in the process; recasts the philosophical treatment of vagueness in the light of recent criticisms of analyticity; discusses the bearing of vagueness on logic; and provides a systematic critique of major recent interpretations of metaphor, developing a revised version of contextualism.

Of Human Potential

Of Human Potential Author Israel Scheffler
ISBN-10 0415581109
Release 2010-04-15
Pages 141
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Dad Rules was written with the intention of putting a smile on the face of any man who has navigated---or is about to navigate---the often curvy, pothole-filled road of fatherhood. Authors Mike Milligan and Tom Lynch know first-hand that the responsibility of being behind the wheel on such an unpredictable journey can often be an unsettling experience, especially with a two-year-old in the backseat happily smearing his ice cream over every inch of available window, and your wife next to you offering her always helpful advice to "Slow down," "Turn left at the, you missed it," and "I knew we should have brought a map." So luckily for you, they're here to help. R>Let Dad Rules act as your personal GPS. With humor and insight, it will guide you from that life-altering moment when your wife says, "Honey, we need to talk," all the way through pregnancy and birthing classes, the birthing process itself, infancy and toddlerhood, adolescence, the teen years, and, finally, the day eighteen years later when your little bundle of joy leaves the nest (possibly to return shortly after, jobless and in desperate need of a haircut). So fasten your seat belt, keep your eyes on the road, and enjoy the journey of being a dad. It will be quite a trip. The concept of potential plays a prominent role in the thinking of parents, educators and planners the world over. Although this concept accurately reflects central features of human nature, its current use perpetuates traditional myths of fixity, harmony and value, calculated to cause untold mischief in social and educational practice. First published in 1985, Israel Scheffler's book aims to demythologise the concept of potential. He shows its roots in genuine aspects of human nature. but at the same time frees it from outworn philosophical myths by means of analytical reconstruction-thereby improving both its theoretical and its practical applicability. The book concludes with an interpretation of policy-making in education, and reflections on the ideal education of a policy-maker. It emphasises human symbolism, choice, temporal continuity, and self-determination as indispensible elements of any adequate philosophy of education. Of Human Potential will be of interest to a broad range of philosophers, educators and social scientists. Routledge Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Routledge Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge, restoring to print books by some of the most influential academic scholars of the last 120 years.

Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems

Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems Author
ISBN-10 1412833787
Release 1973
Pages 449
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Science is continually confronted by new and difficult social and ethical problems. Some of these problems have arisen from the transformation of the academic science of the prewar period into the industrialized science of the present. Traditional theories of science are now widely recognized as obsolete. In Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems (originally published in 1971), Jerome R. Ravetz analyzes the work of science as the creation and investigation of problems. He demonstrates the role of choice and value judgment, and the inevitability of error, in scientific research. Ravetz's new introductory essay is a masterful statement of how our understanding of science has evolved over the last two decades.

Applied Ethics in Animal Research

Applied Ethics in Animal Research Author John P. Gluck
ISBN-10 1557531374
Release 2002
Pages 188
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This volume is a collection of chapters all contributed by individuals who have presented their ideas at conferences and who take moderate stands with the use of animals in research. Specifically the chapters bear of the issues of: notions of the moral standings of animals, history of the methods of argumentation, knowledge of the animal mind, nature and value of regulatory structures, how respect for animals can be converted from theory to action in the laboratory. The chapters have been tempered by open discussion with individuals with different opinions and not audiences of true believers. It is the hope of all, that careful consideration of the positions in these chapters will leave reader with a deepened understanding--not necessarily a hardened position.

Science and Convention

Science and Convention Author Jerzy Giedymin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015004816982
Release 1982
Pages 229
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Science Worldviews and Education

Science  Worldviews and Education Author Michael R. Matthews
ISBN-10 9789048127795
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 345
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This book has its origins in a special issue of the journal Science & Education (Volume 18 Numbers 6–7, 2009). The essay by Costas Skordoulis – ‘Science and Worldviews in the Marxist Tradition’ – did not appear in that special issue due to a mistake in production scheduling. It was published in an earlier issue of the journal (Volume 17 Number 6, 2008), but has been included in this book version of the special issue. As explained in the Introduction, the catalyst for the journal special issue was the essay on ‘Science, Worldviews and Education’ submitted to the journal by Hugh G. Gauch Jr. This was circulated to the other contributors who were asked to write their own contribution in the light of the arguments and literature contained in the paper. Hugh made brief ‘Responses and Clari?cations’ after the papers were written. However the Tanis Edis article on Islam and my own article on Priestley were processed too late to bene?t from Hugh’s appraisal. The journal is associated with the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group which was formed in 1987. The group stages biennial international conferences and occasional regional conferences (details can be found at www. ihpst. org). The group, though the journal, conferences, and its electronic newsletter (at www. ihpst.

Routledge Revivals John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science 2005

Routledge Revivals  John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science  2005 Author Jack Morrell
ISBN-10 9781315445069
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 457
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First published in 2005, this book represents the first full length biography of John Phillips, one of the most remarkable and important scientists of the Victorian period. Adopting a broad chronological approach, this book not only traces the development of Phillips’ career but clarifies and highlights his role within Victorian culture, shedding light on many wider themes. It explores how Phillips’ love of science was inseparable from his need to earn a living and develop a career which could sustain him. Hence questions of power, authority, reputation and patronage were central to Phillips’ career and scientific work. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources and a rich body of recent writings on Victorian science, this biography brings together his personal story with the scientific theories and developments of the day, and fixes them firmly within the context of wider society.

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity Author Kretchmar, R. Scott
ISBN-10 9781492549093
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 352
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Adapting Historical Knowledge Production to the Classroom

Adapting Historical Knowledge Production to the Classroom Author P.V. Kokkotas
ISBN-10 9789460913495
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 258
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The aims of this book are: • to contribute to professional development of those directly involved in science education (science teachers, elementary and secondary science teacher advisors, researchers in science education, etc), • to contribute to the improvement of the quality of science education at all levels of education with the exploitation of elements from History of Science incorporated in science teaching –it is argued that through such approaches the students’ motivation can be raised, their romantic understanding can be developed and consequently their conceptual understanding of science concepts can be improved since these approaches make science more attractive to them– and • to contribute to the debate about science education at the international level in order to find new ways for further inquiry on the issues that the book is dealing with. The book is divided in two parts: The first expounds its philosophical and epistemological framework and the second combines theory and praxis, the theoretical insights with their practical applications.

Discovering Reality

Discovering Reality Author Sandra Harding
ISBN-10 9789401001014
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 332
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This collection of essays, first published two decades ago, presents central feminist critiques and analyses of natural and social sciences and their philosophies. This work provides a splendid opportunity for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy and the social sciences to explore some of the most intriguing and controversial challenges to disciplinary projects and to public policy today.


Timaeus Author Plato
ISBN-10 9781585108138
Release 2016-02-11
Pages 192
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Both an ideal entrée for beginning readers and a solid text for scholars, the second edition of Peter Kalkavage's acclaimed translation of Plato's Timaeus brings enhanced accessibility to a rendering well known for its faithfulness to the original text. An extensive essay offers insights into the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue, and the cultural background of the Timaeus. Appendices on music, astronomy, and geometry provide additional guidance. A brief outline of the themes of the work, a detailed glossary, and a selected bibliography are also included.

A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays

A Scientific Theory of Culture and Other Essays Author Bronislaw Malinowski
ISBN-10 9781317833864
Release 2014-03-05
Pages 240
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Published, posthumously, this volume is both a summing up and a reformulation of Malinowski's functional theory of culture.

Theory and History

Theory and History Author Ludwig von Mises
ISBN-10 9781610163255
Release 1985
Pages 384
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Behind the Model

Behind the Model Author Peter Spiegler
ISBN-10 9781107069664
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 230
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This book looks 'behind the model' to show how formal models of the economy work - and why they sometimes fail.