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Real-time coastal observing systems for marine ecosystem dynamics and harmful algal blooms : theory, instrumentation and modelling
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ISBN: 9789231040429 9231040421 Year: 2008 Publisher: Paris : UNESCO,

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Insight in chemistry
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ISBN: 0819168653 Year: 1988 Publisher: Lanham University press of America,

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Reclaiming a scientific anthropology
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ISBN: 0761991131 076199114X Year: 1997 Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. AltaMira Press


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Mathematics and scientific representation
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ISBN: 9780190201395 9780199757107 Year: 2014 Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press

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Mathematics plays a central role in much of contemporary science, but philosophers have struggled to understand what this role is or how significant it might be for mathematics and science. In this book Christopher Pincock tackles this perennial question in a new way by asking how mathematics contributes to the success of our best scientific representations. In the first part of the book this question is posed and sharpened using a proposal for how we can determine the content of a scientific representation. Several different sorts of contributions from mathematics are then articulated. Pincock argues that each contribution can be understood as broadly epistemic, so that what mathematics ultimately contributes to science is best connected with our scientific knowledge. In the second part of the book, Pincock critically evaluates alternative approaches to the role of mathematics in science. These include the potential benefits for scientific discovery and scientific explanation. A major focus of this part of the book is the indispensability argument for mathematical platonism. Using the results of part one, Pincock argues that this argument can at best support a weak form of realism about the truth-value of the statements of mathematics. The book concludes with a chapter on pure mathematics and the remaining options for making sense of its interpretation and epistemology. Thoroughly grounded in case studies drawn from scientific practice, this book aims to bring together current debates in both the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science and to demonstrate the philosophical importance of applications of mathematics.

The scientist in action : a scientific study of his methods
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ISBN: 0405065922 Year: 1975 Publisher: New York (N.Y.): Arno Press,

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Truth in the sciences
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ISBN: 0813903882 Year: 1972 Publisher: Charlottesville University press of Virginia,

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The nature of scientific evidence : statistical, philosophical and empirical considerations
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ISBN: 128305860X 9786613058607 0226789586 Year: 2004 Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press,

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An exploration of the statistical foundations of scientific inference, The Nature of Scientific Evidence asks what constitutes scientific evidence and whether scientific evidence can be quantified statistically. Mark Taper, Subhash Lele, and an esteemed group of contributors explore the relationships among hypotheses, models, data, and inference on which scientific progress rests in an attempt to develop a new quantitative framework for evidence. Informed by interdisciplinary discussions among scientists, philosophers, and statisticians, they propose a new ""evidential"" approach,


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Theories of scientific method : an introduction
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ISBN: 1317493494 1315711958 1282943367 9786612943362 1844653889 Year: 2007 Publisher: Stocksfield [England] : Acumen,

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What is it to be scientific? Is there such a thing as scientific method? And if so, how might such methods be justified? Robert Nola and Howard Sankey seek to provide answers to these fundamental questions in their exploration of the major recent theories of scientific method. Although for many scientists their understanding of method is something they just pick up in the course of being trained, Nola and Sankey argue that it is possible to be explicit about what this tacit understanding of method is, rather than leave it as some unfathomable mystery. They robustly defend the idea that there i


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"Stretching" exercises for qualitative researchers
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ISBN: 9781483358277 Year: 2016 Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage,

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The evolution of logic
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ISBN: 0511851006 1107208955 1282771396 9786612771392 0511779585 0511789211 0511789955 0511787340 0511786204 0511788487 Year: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press,

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A selective, critical history of the relations between logic and philosophy over the last 150 years.

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