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Published: 07 August 2003

308 Pages | 29 b/w line figs; 8 b/w halftone figs


ISBN: 9780198525431

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Science in the Looking Glass

What do scientists really know?

E Brian Davies

  • Makes important issues in the philosophy and history of science easily accessible.
  • Uses historical examples, stories, and quotations to illustrate the ideas.
  • Confronts widely-held perceptions of science.
  • Engages in debate with Roger Penrose's books.
  • Argues that mathematics was invented rather than discovered.
  • Disentangles those aspects of evolution which are fact from those which are aspirations.

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