Record Number : 87549 of 13452

Title : What is science?

Description :
This website offers a basic introduction to the philosophy of science. It is divided into three sections: the first consists of brief accounts of some of the key figures in the history of the philosophy of science; the second introduces some of the important concepts in the discipline; the third looks at the limits of science. The section devoted to influential figures from the history of the philosophy of science includes brief summaries of the innovations contributed by Francis Bacon, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Herschel, William Whewell, Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, and Imre Lakatos. The key ideas section introduces the theories of observation, induction, imagination, falsification, 'new orthodoxy', and reductionism. The section on the limits of science defines the scope of scientific enquiry and relates what science can and cannot tell us. The site should be of use to those with no prior knowledge of the philosophy of science who require a basic primer.


Uncontrolled Keywords : philosophy of science

Controlled Keywords : history (discipline); histories; historians; science; historians of science; scientists; invention; inventors; philosophy

Language : eng;

Period : 20th Century (1946 - 1999); 17th Century; 20th Century (1900 - 1945); 18th Century; 19th Century

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