- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.; 3 edition (March 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0872204537
- ISBN-13: 978-0872204539
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,499,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What is this thing called Science? 3rd Edition
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Basic concepts and important thinkers are dealt with in order in separate chapters and at the end of each chapter a critique is provided and entries for further reading are provided. The latest edition of the book includes an extensive chapter on Feyerabend and his radical agenda.
Besides this the themes covered in the book include observation, experiment, induction, falsification, Kuhn, Popper, Bayes, realism and anti-realism.
It is a handy reference work for graduate students and scholars alike who would like to know more about the selection process of hypotheses, how and why hypotheses can be rejected, how important a framework is for any "scientific" research, what it means to have a paradigm shift et cetera. All in all, it is a seminal introduction to the scientific method.