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Science and Anti-Science

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PAPERBACK

$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674792999

Publication Date: 08/19/1998

Short

215 pages

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

1 halftone, 1 line illustration

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  • Preface
  • 1. Ernst Mach and the Fortunes of Positivism
  • 2. More on Mach and Einstein
  • 3. Quanta, Relativity, and Rhetoric
  • 4. On the Jeffersonian Research Program
  • 5. The Controversy over the End of Science
  • 6. The Anti-Science Phenomenon
  • Sources
  • Index

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