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Published: 07 January 2016

306 Pages


ISBN: 9780190298333

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The Nature of Science

Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science

  • Asks the question "What is science?", which has been neglected in the immediate past, with a new twist: by not contrasting science with pseudo-science or metaphysics, but by contrasting it with other forms of knowledge, especially with everyday knowledge
  • Addresses all sciences, including mathematics, the social sciences, and the humanities
  • Ends with a novel proposal for a demarcation criterion of real science from pseudo-science

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