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Creatively UndecidedToward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Creatively Undecided: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

Menachem Fisch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514482
eISBN:
9780226514659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514659.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Creatively Undecided offers a new way to look at how scientific understandings change. Thomas Kuhn has shown us how scientific practice and thinking depends on the normative framework in which it is ... More

Idealization and the Aims of Science

Idealization and the Aims of Science

Angela Potochnik

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507057
eISBN:
9780226507194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507194.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Idealizations are assumptions made without regard for whether they are true and often with full knowledge they are false. This book develops a strong view of idealization’s centrality to science and ... More

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