E&EB 122 - Lecture 23 - The Logic of Science

Lecture 23 - The Logic of Science

Overview

While there are many differences between modern science and philosophy, there are still a number of lessons in modes of thought that scientists can take from philosophy. Scientists' ideas about the nature of science have evolved over time, leading to new ideas about falsifiability, creativity, revolutions, and the boundaries and limits of what can be accomplished by different types of science.

Assignment

Platt, John R. "Strong Inference." In Science, New Series, Vol. 146, No. 3642 (Oct. 16, 1964), pp. 347-353

Raup, David C. and Thomas C. Chamberlin. "The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses." In The Journal of Geology, Vol. 103, No. 3 (May, 1995), pp. 349-354

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