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Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science

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Publisher Comments:

Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time. This volume introduces fundamental conceptual issues, explores the transition from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldview, and considers challenges to our own western worldview brought on by developments in twentieth-century science, most notably relativity theory and quantum theory.

Covering the key historical developments and philosophical themes and topics that have had the deepest impact on our scientific view of the world around us, this accessible and engaging book is perfect for anyone newly interested in the nature and development of western scientific thought.

Synopsis:

Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time.

Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themes and topics that have impacted upon our scientific view of the world around usIntroduces fundamental conceptual issues, including truth, empirical facts and philosophical/conceptual facts, falsifiability, and instrumentalism /realismAnalyzes the transition from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldviewExplores challenges to our own western worldview brought on by developments in twentieth-century science, most notably relativity theory and quantum theory

Synopsis:

Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time.

About the Author

Richard DeWitt is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Fairfield University. In addition to the history and philosophy of science, Professor DeWitt’s research interests include mathematical and philosophical logic, and the philosophy of mind.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: Fundamental Issues.

Part II: The Transition from the Aristotelian Worldview to the Newtonian Worldview.

Part III: 20th-Century Developments in Science and Worldviews.

Chapter Notes, References, and Suggested Reading.

Bibliography.

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781405116206
Subtitle:
An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
DeWitt, Richard
Location:
Malden, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science -- History.
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Series Volume:
03-CR4
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
900x600

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"Synopsis" by , Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time.

Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themes and topics that have impacted upon our scientific view of the world around usIntroduces fundamental conceptual issues, including truth, empirical facts and philosophical/conceptual facts, falsifiability, and instrumentalism /realismAnalyzes the transition from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldviewExplores challenges to our own western worldview brought on by developments in twentieth-century science, most notably relativity theory and quantum theory

"Synopsis" by , Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science is an ideal text for those coming to the history and philosophy of science for the first time.
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