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Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science

What is Science by Ziman - Chapter 2 in IRPS


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Note: Due to lines being cropped off at the top of some pages I have inserted notes with the full sentence. If you don't see my notes when you open your pdf copy, try another pdf reader. If the problem persists, I am including these problem sentences here:

p. 20: The latter disciplines constitute a study of science as an activity, as one social phenomenon among many.
p. 21: (1) The formal sciences: logic and mathematics. Logic and math are often referred to as sciences.
p. 22: From these examples of (some of) the activities of scientists and philosophers of science, …
p. 30: …is, second, the application of the factual sciences to the applied sciences. p. 32: … enterprise, discipline, or theory is scientific if it is characterized by or meets those criteria. p. 34: …to account for those phenomena or by which to resolve the problem; ( c) the deriving (from (b)) …
p. 36: … of demarkation from the problem of meaning and maintains that the latter is a pseudoproblem.
p. 40: …ences, had in fact more in common with primitive myths than with science; that they resembled astrology rather than astronomy.
p. 42: (5) Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute it. Testability is falsifiability; but …
p. 46: …which he does not even attempt to formulate; which he vaguely describes as a “code or rule of craft” …
p. 318: …be said that it was rather hypothetical. A theoreticalk law is not to be distingushed from an empirical law …
p. 319: …that we are now speaking of observables. We must introduce a theory — …



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