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The Logic of Discovery

A Theory of the Rationality of Scientific Research

Authors: Kleiner, S.

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Scientific research is viewed as a deliberate activity and the logic of discovery consists of strategies and arguments whereby the best objectives (questions) and optimal means for achieving these objectives (heuristics) are chosen. This book includes a discussion and some proposals regarding the way the logic of questions can be applied to understanding scientific research and draws upon work in artificial intelligence in a discussion of heuristics and methods for appraising heuristics (metaheuristics). It also includes a discussion of a third source for scientific objectives and heuristics; episodes and examplars from the history of science and the history of philosophy.
This book is written to be accessible to advanced students in philosophy and to the scientific community. It is of interest to philosophers of science, philosophers of biology, historians of physics, and historians of biology.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Logic of Discovery
Book Subtitle
A Theory of the Rationality of Scientific Research
Authors
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
231
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8216-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8216-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2371-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4297-2
Series ISSN
0166-6991
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
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