Godfrey-Smith (2003)

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Godfrey-Smith, Peter. (2003) Theory and Reality. University of Chicago Press.

Title Theory and Reality
Resource Type book
Author(s) Peter Godfrey-Smith
Year 2003
Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN 9780226300634


Theory and Reality is an historical introduction to the philosophy of science. It begins with logical empiricism at the beginning of the twentieth century, and examines the problems of induction, then examines Popper's falsificationism. Kuhn and the historical dimensions of philosophy of science are examined, then the historicist philosophy of science of Lakatos and Laudan, and Feyerabend's epistemic anarchism. The sociology of scientific knowledge and Feminist philosophy of science are covered, then naturalism, realism, and Bayesian theories of evidence.