Search Results: 'Underdetermination'

Search

×
×
×
×
4 results for "Underdetermination"
Underdetermination and the Claims of Science By P.D. Magnus
Paperback: List Price: $10.00 $8.50 | You Save: 15%
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
Claims about the underdetermination of theory by data are often hidden in an umbra of obscurity and a penumbra of equivocation. So many various phenomena pass for "underdetermination" that... More > it is tempting to think that it is no unified phenomenon at all, so Chapter 1 provides a framework within which all these worries can be seen as species of one genus: A claim of underdetermination involves (at least implicitly) a set of rival theories, a standard of responsible judgment, and a scope of circumstances in which responsible choice between the rivals is impossible. Within this framework, later chapters examine several varieties and alleged examples of underdetermination. The author is an associate professor of philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY. This was the author's PhD thesis in Philosophy at UC San Diego. It was developed into a series of papers, many of which are available on his website.< Less
Underdetermination and the Claims of Science By P.D. Magnus
eBook (PDF): $0.00
(1 Ratings)
Claims about the underdetermination of theory by data are often hidden in an umbra of obscurity and a penumbra of equivocation. So many various phenomena pass for "underdetermination" that... More > it is tempting to think that it is no unified phenomenon at all, so Chapter 1 provides a framework within which all these worries can be seen as species of one genus: A claim of underdetermination involves (at least implicitly) a set of rival theories, a standard of responsible judgment, and a scope of circumstances in which responsible choice between the rivals is impossible. Within this framework, later chapters examine several varieties and alleged examples of underdetermination. The author is an associate professor of philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY. This was the author's PhD thesis in Philosophy at UC San Diego. It was developed into a series of papers, many of which are available on his website.< Less
The Relation Between Formal Science and Natural Science By Pedro M. Rosario Barbosa
Paperback: $15.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
This book forms part of the "Underdetermination of Science Project", and uses Husserl's philosophy of mathematics to refute W. V. O. Quine's rejection of analytic and synthetic dichotomy,... More > and the assertion that logic and mathematics can be revised in light of recalcitrant sense-experience.< Less
The FOURTH Secret. Don't look now! ... By Timothy Mead
Paperback: $25.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The gentleman above was wakened from his nap on the bank of the billabong by a gentle cacophony of snuffling, the doing of doughnuts, the grinding of gears, and the hissing of overheated brains; the... More > usual sounds of an Expedition going about its somewhat under-determined business. As in ‘deliberately vague’, you understand, since there is certainly no lack of DETERMINATION in the general vicinity. Not surprising that a self-respecting swagman might not want to be caught in such company. And so he goes, waltzing off, and we are left to explore further the question of ‘dimensions’ and ‘dimensionality’ and whether the idea that OUR three dimensions appear as such because they are ‘pinned to a brane’; or for some slightly more plausible reason. Don’t worry. You’ll get used to it. The disregard for normal syntax; the< Less