Scientific method : a historical and philosophical introduction /

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Main Author: Gower, Barry.
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Galileo Galilei : new methods for a new science
  • Francis Bacon : why experiments matter
  • Isaac Newton : rules for reasoning scientifically
  • The Bernoullis and Thomas Bayes : probability and scientific method
  • John Herschel, John Stuart Mill and William Whewell : the uses of hypotheses
  • Henri Poincaré and Pierre Duhem : conventions and scientific reasoning
  • John Venn and Charles Peirce : probabilities as frequencies
  • John Maynard Keynes and Frank Ramsey : probability logic
  • Hans Reichenbach and Karl Popper : the (in)dispensability of induction
  • Rudolf Carnap : scientific method as Bayesian reasoning
  • Conclusion : experimental interventions and social constructions.