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Speculation

Within and about Science

Speculation( )
Author: Achinstein, Peter
ISBN:978-0-19-061505-5
Publication Date:Dec 2018
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Newton deplored speculation in science, Einstein reveled in it. What exactly are scientific speculations? Are they ever legitimate? Are they subject to constraints? This book defends a pragmatic approach to these issues and applies it to speculations within science (e.g., ones in fundamental physics) and to speculations about science (e.g., ones about simplicity, holism, and a "Theory of Everything").

Book Details
Pages:296
Detailed Subjects: Science / Research & Methodology
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.4 x 5.9 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:0.964 Pounds



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