Franklin

Systematicity [electronic resource] : the nature of science / Paul Hoyningen-Huene.

Author/Creator:
Hoyningen-Huene, Paul, 1946-
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (304 p.)
Series:
Oxford studies in the philosophy of science.
Oxford studies in philosophy of science
Status/Location:
Loading...

Options
Location Notes Your Loan Policy

Details

Subjects:
Science -- Philosophy.
Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In 'Systematicity', Paul Hoyningen-Huene answers the question 'What is science?' by proposing that scientific knowledge is primarily distinguished from other forms of knowledge especially from everyday knowledge, by being more systematic.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1. Introduction""; ""1.1 Historical Remarks""; ""1.2 The Question “What Is Science?� in Focus""; ""2. Main Thesis""; ""2.1 Science and Systematicity""; ""2.1.1 A Little History""; ""2.1.2 Preliminary Remarks""; ""2.2 The Concept of Systematicity""; ""2.3 The Structure of Argument""; ""3. The Systematicity of Science Unfolded""; ""3.1 Descriptions""; ""3.1.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.1.2 Axiomatization""; ""3.1.3 Classification, Taxonomy, and Nomenclature""; ""3.1.4 Periodization""; ""3.1.5 Quantification""; ""3.1.6 Empirical Generalizations""
""3.1.7 Historical Descriptions""""3.2 Explanations""; ""3.2.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.2.2 Explanations Using Empirical Generalizations""; ""3.2.3 Explanations Using Theories""; ""3.2.4 Explanations of Human Actions""; ""3.2.5 Reductive Explanations""; ""3.2.6 Historical Explanations""; ""3.2.7 Explanation and Understanding in Humanities in General""; ""3.2.8 Explanations in Study of Literature""; ""3.3 Predictions""; ""3.3.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.3.2 Predictions Based on Empirical Regularities of Data in Question""; ""3.3.3 Predictions Based on Correlations with Other Data Sets""
""3.3.4 Predictions Based on (Fundamental) Theories or Laws""""3.3.5 Predictions Based on Models""; ""3.3.6 Predictions Based on Delphi Methods""; ""3.4 The Defense of Knowledge Claims""; ""3.4.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.4.2 Nonevidential Considerations""; ""3.4.3 Empirical Generalizations, Models, and Theories""; ""3.4.4 Causal Influence""; ""3.4.5 The Verum Factum Principle""; ""3.4.6 The Role of Mathematics in Sciences""; ""3.4.7 Historical Sciences""; ""3.5 Critical Discourse""; ""3.5.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.5.2 Norms and Institutions""
""3.5.3 Practices in Science Fostering Critical Discourse""""3.6 Epistemic Connectedness""; ""3.6.1 Preliminaries: The Problem""; ""3.6.2 Failing Answers""; ""3.6.3 The Concept of Epistemic Connectedness""; ""3.6.4 Revisiting Examples""; ""3.7 The Ideal of Completeness""; ""3.7.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.7.2 Examples""; ""3.8 The Generation of New Knowledge""; ""3.8.1 Some Preliminaries""; ""3.8.2 Data Collection""; ""3.8.3 The Exploitation of Knowledge from Other Domains""; ""3.8.4 The Generation of New Knowledge as an Autocatalytic Process""; ""3.9 The Representation of Knowledge""
""4.6.1 The Position""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-029833-2
1-299-46410-6
0-19-998506-5
OCLC:
922971811