Inference, Explanation, and Other Frustrations

Inference, Explanation, and Other Frustrations

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These provocative essays by leading philosophers of science exemplify and illuminate the contemporary uncertainty and excitement in this changing field. The papers are rich in new perspectives, and their far-reaching criticisms challenge arguments long prevalent in classic philosophical problems of induction, empiricism, and realism. By turns empirical or analytic, historical or programmatic, confessional or argumentative, the authors' arguments both describe and demonstrate the fact that philosophy of science is in a ferment more intense than at any time since the heyday of logical positivism seventy years ago.These provocative essays by leading philosophers of science exemplify and illuminate the contemporary uncertainty and excitement in this changing field.


Title:Inference, Explanation, and Other Frustrations
Author: John Earman
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1992
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