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The Rationality of Science (International Library of Philosophy) Revised ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0415058773
ISBN-10: 0415058775
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W.H. Newton-Smith is Fairfax Fellow and CUF Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford. He is an expert in the fields of philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and logic, and has written several books and articles among which are "Modeling the Mind" (1990), "The Rationality of Science" (1991) and "Popper in China" (1992). Among the many universities around the world at which he has taught are the University of Malaya, the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Wuhan University in China, Aarhus University in Denmark, Boconni University in Milan and Toronto, Trent, St Francis Xavier, and Queen's Universities in Canada.
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Product Details

  • Series: International Library of Philosophy
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Revised ed. edition (November 15, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415058775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415058773
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,033,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a book to read once you already know a little about the classics of the field, or have perhaps read an introductory survey. Newton-Smith presents a clear and calm defense of scientific realism, based on the failings of the obvious rivals. It is well-written and lively; the target audience won't be scared by the mild spattering of formal logic.
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If you've ever been at a University, you've been inundated by hordes of smug post-modernists who seem to think that nothing exists except their paychecks and desire for tenure. If you've ever felt that they are out to lunch, that they argue against flagrant straw men, or that trying to talk with them is like arguing with a spastic colon, this book will refresh you.
Newton-Smith walks a reasonble line between the grotesque extremes of logical positivism and deconstructionism. Along the way, he actually gets science right, an attribute of few if any other philosophers of science. I say this as someone who worked as a professional scientist for 13 years.
The book is somewhat repetitive, as it consists of essays that in many cases contain the same or similar arguments. Yet any one of the essays is worth the price of the book.
Besides, you have to love a philosopher of science named "Newton-Smith."
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