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Published: 20 December 2018

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190615055

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Within and About Science

Peter Achinstein

  • Proposes a new theory of scientific speculation
  • Rejects the widely held views that simplicity is a sign of truth, and that scientists should search for a "Theory of Everything"
  • Takes a pragmatic approach to the question of what scientific speculations truly are, and if they are ever legitimate or subject to restraint