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It’s About Attitude and Experiments

  • Peter TruranEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

Although it is clear that philosophers are unable to identify unique methodological elements that characterize scientific research, it appears that we can identify certain features from which it derives its explanatory power. An awareness of the philosophical and historical underpinnings of science provides the researcher with the conceptual and analytical tools to examine and evaluate his practice. These tools will also help in the assessment of the work done in his own field, and in other disciplines.

Keywords

Scientific Methodology Historical Science Scientific Attitude Mainstream Science Supernatural Explanation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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