Chapter

Aims and Overview

Newton C. A. da Costa and Steven French

in Science and Partial Truth

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780195156515
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785896 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019515651X.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

 						Aims and Overview

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the consequences of the naturalist turn in the philosophy of science. The development of the post-positivist gulf between our actual knowledge-gathering activities and the philosophical characterization of these activities is then considered. An overview of the subsequent chapters in this book is presented.

Keywords: naturalist; philosophy of science; knowledge-gathering; post-postivist

Chapter.  2351 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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