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Patterns of Discovery: An Inquiry into the Conceptual Foundations of Science

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  • Date Published: January 1958
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521092616

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  • Philosophers of science have given considerable attention to the logic of completed scientific systems. In this 1958 book, Professor Hanson turns to an equally important but comparatively neglected subject, the philosophical aspects of research and discovery. He shows that there is a logical pattern in finding theories as much as in using established theories to make deductions and predictions, and he sets out the features of this pattern with the help of striking examples in the history of science.

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    • Date Published: January 1958
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521092616
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Observation
    2. Facts
    3. Causality
    4. Theories
    5. Classical particle physics
    6. Elementary particle physics
    Appendices
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Norwood Russell Hanson

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