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Can that be right? : essays on experiment, evidence, and science, Allan Franklin

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Can that be right? : essays on experiment, evidence, and science
Title
Can that be right?
Title remainder
essays on experiment, evidence, and science
Statement of responsibility
Allan Franklin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this collection of essays Allan Franklin defends the view that science provides us with knowledge about the world which is based on experimental evidence and on reasoned and critical discussion. In short, he argues that science is a reasonable enterprise
  • Case studies are then used to examine issues such as how discord between experimental results is resolved, calibration of an experimental apparatus and its legitimate use in validating an experimental result, and how experimental results provide reasonable grounds for belief in both the truth of physical theories and in the existence of the entities involved in those theories. This book is a challenge to the critics of science, both postmodern and constructivist, to provide convincing alternative explanations of the episodes and issues discussed. It should be of interest to philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, and to scientists themselves
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1938-
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Franklin, Allan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q174
LC item number
.B67 v.199
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Boston studies in the philosophy of science
Series volume
v. 199
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
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  • Wetenschapsfilosofie
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Physik
  • Philosophie
  • Philosophie
  • Physik
Label
Can that be right? : essays on experiment, evidence, and science, Allan Franklin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Rise of the "Fifth Force"
  • Ch. 5.
  • There are no Antirealists in the Laboratory
  • Ch. 6.
  • Discovery, Pursuit, and Justification
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Resolution of Discordant Results
  • Ch. 8.
  • Calibration
  • Ch. 9.
  • Introduction : Constructivism, Postmodernism, and Science
  • Laws and Experiment
  • Ch. 1.
  • How to Avoid the Experimenters' Regress
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Appearance and Disappearance of the 17-Kev Neutrino
  • Ch. 3.
  • Instrumental Loyalty and the Recycling of Expertise
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
40073818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780792354642
Lccn
98031685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40073818
Label
Can that be right? : essays on experiment, evidence, and science, Allan Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Rise of the "Fifth Force"
  • Ch. 5.
  • There are no Antirealists in the Laboratory
  • Ch. 6.
  • Discovery, Pursuit, and Justification
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Resolution of Discordant Results
  • Ch. 8.
  • Calibration
  • Ch. 9.
  • Introduction : Constructivism, Postmodernism, and Science
  • Laws and Experiment
  • Ch. 1.
  • How to Avoid the Experimenters' Regress
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Appearance and Disappearance of the 17-Kev Neutrino
  • Ch. 3.
  • Instrumental Loyalty and the Recycling of Expertise
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
40073818
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 313 pages
Isbn
9780792354642
Lccn
98031685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40073818

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