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Reliable Knowledge: An Exploration of the Grounds for Belief in Science

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Why believe in the findings of science? John Ziman argues that scientific knowledge is not uniformly reliable, but rather like a map representing a country we cannot visit. He shows how science has many elements, including alongside its experiments and formulae the language and logic, patterns and preconceptions, facts and fantasies used to illustrate and express its findings. These elements are variously combined by scientists in their explanations of the material world as it lies outside our everyday experience. John Ziman's book offers at once a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge, searching widely across a range of disciplines for evidence about the perceptions, paradigms and analogies on which all our understanding depends.

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Reliable Knowledge offers a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge.

Synopsis:

Reliable Knowledge offers at once a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge, searching widely across a range of disciplines for evidence about the perceptions, paradigms and analogies on which all our understanding depends.

Synopsis:

A challenging investigation of the reliability of scientific knowledge results in a revealing exploration of worldly perception--and surprising connections between scientific methods and everyday understanding.

Synopsis:

Reliable Knowledge offers a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Grounds for an inquiry; 2. Unambiguous communication; 3. Common observation; 4. World maps and pictures; 5. The stuff of reality; 6. The world of science; 7. Social knowledge; Index.

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ISBN:
9780521406703
Author:
Ziman, J. M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Ziman, John M.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Science--Philosophy Science--Philosophy
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto original series
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 b/w illus. 1 map 4 tables
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.76x5.22x.51 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Reliable Knowledge offers a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge.
"Synopsis" by , Reliable Knowledge offers at once a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge, searching widely across a range of disciplines for evidence about the perceptions, paradigms and analogies on which all our understanding depends.
"Synopsis" by , A challenging investigation of the reliability of scientific knowledge results in a revealing exploration of worldly perception--and surprising connections between scientific methods and everyday understanding.
"Synopsis" by , Reliable Knowledge offers a valuably clear account and a radically challenging investigation of the credibility of scientific knowledge.
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