N. R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change (Paperback)
  • N. R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change (Paperback)
zoom

N. R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change (Paperback)

(author), (foreword)
£22.50
Paperback 253 Pages / Published: 26/01/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Norwood Russell Hanson was a seminal figure in post-war philosophy and history of science. His major works, Patterns of Discovery and The Concept of the Positron, are landmarks in conceptual analysis and the historical case-study approach in the philosophy of science. This book provides the first comprehensive and exclusive treatment of Hanson's philosophy. While his thought has often been discussed in connection with Thomas Kuhn's picture of science, the rationality of discovery, and concept formation in science, Hanson's philosophy as a whole has not received adequate attention. In addition to providing an extended biographical treatment of this larger-than-life thinker, author Matthew D. Lund presents a nuanced and historical approach to Hanson's central philosophical concerns. These include the relation of theory and observation, normative and descriptive analysis, scientific objectivity, the logic of discovery, and the conceptual development of quantum theory. Lund also examines Hanson's work in the history of science and his attempts to integrate history and philosophy of science. By clarifying Hanson's intellectual influences and the intentions behind his philosophical activity, Lund argues that Hanson's philosophical approach is much more unified and distinctive than is generally recognized. In particular, it is shown that Hanson's theory of observation, his logic of discovery program, and his work in the history and historiography of science, are closely interrelated and interdependent projects. Finally, this book demonstrates that Hanson's epistemic framework couples nicely with contemporary cognitive scientific accounts of analogy, conceptual structure, and problem solving to provide an accurate and fruitful account of the epistemology of science.

Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 9781591027720
Number of pages: 253
Weight: 288 g
Dimensions: 213 x 139 x 14 mm

You may also be interested in...

Humanity 2.0
Added to basket
£54.99   £20.00
Paperback
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Added to basket
Philosophy of Physics
Added to basket
Quantum Mechanics and Experience
Added to basket
The Tacit Dimension
Added to basket
Mind and Cosmos
Added to basket
£20.99
Hardback
Conjectures and Refutations
Added to basket
The Language of God
Added to basket
The Poetics of Space
Added to basket
Ignorance
Added to basket
£17.49
Hardback
Web of Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Impossibility
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Added to basket
The Moral Landscape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Objectivity
Added to basket
£25.00
Paperback
Chaos
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.