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Inference, Explanation, And Other Frustrations: Essays In The Philosophy Of Science

by John Earman

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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.

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John Earman is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of World Enough and Space-Time: Absolute vs. Relationship Theories of Space and Time (1989) and Bayes or Bust? A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation Theory (1991).



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