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The Resource Explanations : styles of explanation in science, edited by John Cornwell

Explanations : styles of explanation in science, edited by John Cornwell

Label
Explanations : styles of explanation in science
Title
Explanations
Title remainder
styles of explanation in science
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Cornwell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our lives, states of health, relationships, behaviour, experiences of the natural world, and the technologies that shape our contemporary existence are subject to a superfluity of competing, multi-faceted and sometimes incompatible explanations. Widespread confusion about the nature of 'explanation' and its scope and limits pervades popular exposition of the natural sciences, popular history and philosophy of science. This fascinating and intriguing book explores the wayexplanations work, why they vary between disciplines, periods, and cultures, and whether they have any necessary boundaries
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
121/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BD237
LC item number
.E88 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cornwell, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explanation
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Explanation
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Erklärung
  • Wissenschaftstheorie
  • Wetenschappen
  • Wetenschappelijke technieken
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Erklärung
  • Wissenschaftstheorie
Label
Explanations : styles of explanation in science, edited by John Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What good is an explanation? / Peter Lipton -- Can science explain everything? Can science explain anything? / Steven Weinberg -- Explaining the universe / Martin Rees -- Does physics rule the roost of scientific explanation? / William C. Saslaw -- Mathematical explanation / John D. Barrow -- Ponderable matter : explanation in chemistry / Peter Atkins -- The biology of the future and the future of biology / Steven Rose -- Teleology : the explanation that bedevils biology / David Hanke -- What is it not like to be a brain? / Colin McGinn -- Ontology and scientific explanation / Tian Yu Cao -- From explanation to interpretation in social anthropology / Jack Goody -- Passing it on : redescribing scientific explanation / Jon Turney
Control code
778448349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280698859
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778448349
Label
Explanations : styles of explanation in science, edited by John Cornwell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What good is an explanation? / Peter Lipton -- Can science explain everything? Can science explain anything? / Steven Weinberg -- Explaining the universe / Martin Rees -- Does physics rule the roost of scientific explanation? / William C. Saslaw -- Mathematical explanation / John D. Barrow -- Ponderable matter : explanation in chemistry / Peter Atkins -- The biology of the future and the future of biology / Steven Rose -- Teleology : the explanation that bedevils biology / David Hanke -- What is it not like to be a brain? / Colin McGinn -- Ontology and scientific explanation / Tian Yu Cao -- From explanation to interpretation in social anthropology / Jack Goody -- Passing it on : redescribing scientific explanation / Jon Turney
Control code
778448349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280698859
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)778448349

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