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024 7 _a10.1007/978-3-319-33405-9
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100 1 _aMcCain, Kevin,
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245 1 4 _aThe Nature of Scientific Knowledge :
_ban Explanatory Approach /
_cby Kevin McCain
264 1 _aCham :
_bSpringer International Publishing,
_c2016
300 _a1 online resource (XIII, 277 pages).
336 _atext
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_2rdacontent
337 _acomputer
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_2rdamedia
338 _aonline resource
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490 1 _aSpringer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy
505 0 _aPreface -- The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Scientific Knowledge -- Part I: General Features of Knowledge -- The Traditional Account of Knowledge -- Belief -- Truth -- Justification -- Evidence -- Basing a Belief on the Evidence -- A Problem for the Traditional Account of Knowledge -- Part II: Knowledge of Scientific Claims -- Explanation and Understanding -- From Explanation to Knowledge -- Part III: Challenges to Scientific Knowledge -- Skepticism about the External World -- Skepticism about Induction -- Empirical Evidence of Irrationality -- Anti-Realism about Science -- Part IV: Social Dimensions of Scientific Knowledge -- Gaining Scientific Knowledge from Others -- Knowledge in a Scientific Community -- Looking Back and Looking Forward -- Notes -- References -- Index
506 _aAvailable to OhioLINK libraries
520 _aThis book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the epistemology of science. It not only introduces readers to the general epistemological discussion of the nature of knowledge, but also provides key insights into the particular nuances of scientific knowledge. No prior knowledge of philosophy or science is assumed by The Nature of Scientific Knowledge. Nevertheless, the reader is taken on a journey through several core concepts of epistemology and philosophy of science that not only explores the characteristics of the scientific knowledge of individuals but also the way that the development of scientific knowledge is a particularly social endeavor. The topics covered in this book are of keen interest to students of epistemology and philosophy of science as well as science educators interested in the nature of scientific knowledge. In fact, as a result of its clear and engaging approach to understanding scientific knowledge The Nature of Scientific Knowledge is a book that anyone interested in scientific knowledge, knowledge in general, and any of a myriad of related concepts would be well advised to study closely
650 0 _aPhilosophy.
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650 0 _aKnowledge, Theory of.
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650 0 _aPhilosophy and science.
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650 0 _aScience
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776 0 8 _iPrinted edition:
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830 0 _aSpringer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy.
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