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The Truth of Science

Physical Theories and Reality

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674001817

Publication Date: 05/01/2000

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272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 halftones, 10 line illustrations

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Conventions
  • 2. Science as a Social Construct?
  • 3. The Aim of Science Is Understanding
  • 4. Explanatory Devices
  • 5. The Role of Facts
  • 6. The Birth and Death of Theories
  • 7. The Power of Mathematics
  • 8. Causality, Determinism, and Probability
  • 9. Reality on Two Scales
  • 10. Reality at the Submicroscopic Level
  • 11. Truth and Objectivity
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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