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Published: 02 May 2013

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780199985050

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The Nature of Science

Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Oxford Studies in the 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.