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Author Maxwell, Nicholas, 1937-

Title The comprehensibility of the universe : a new conception of science / Nicholas Maxwell.

Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  501 MAXW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-306) and index.
Contents 1. A New Conception of Science -- 2. The Failings of Standard Empiricism -- 3. Comprehensibility -- 4. Simplicity -- 5. Induction -- 6. Evidence, Progress, and Discovery -- 7. Quantum Theory -- Mathematical and Physical Appendix.
Summary This book puts forth a radically new conception of science. Maxwell argues that the prevailing view of the relation between scientific theory and evidence is untenable; he calls for a new orthodoxy that sees science as making a hierarchy of assumptions about the comprehensibility of the universe. This new conception has significant implications for both philosophy and science, promises to heal the rift between the two, and will be essential reading for people working in both fields.
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Methodology.
ISBN 0198237766
0198237766 No price

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