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Investigating the Life Sciences

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

  • 1st Edition - August 28, 1986
  • Author: G. M. N. Verschuuren
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 9 7 2 2 - 4

A unique introduction to the philosophy of science with special emphasis on the life sciences. Part I presents elementary but fundamental concepts and problems in epistemology and… Read more

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A unique introduction to the philosophy of science with special emphasis on the life sciences. Part I presents elementary but fundamental concepts and problems in epistemology and their relation to questions of scientific methodology. Part II deals with case studies from the history of biology which illustrate particular philosophical points while Part III progresses to more complex ideas as on the nature and methodology of science. Part IV discusses the limitations of scientific enquiry and its relations to other systems of knowledge and interpretation.