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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Models of Discovery

and Other Topics in the Methods of Science

Authors: Simon, Herbert A.

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We respect Herbert A. Simon as an established leader of empirical and logical analysis in the human sciences while we happily think of him as also the loner; of course he works with many colleagues but none can match him. He has been writing fruitfully and steadily for four decades in many fields, among them psychology, logic, decision theory, economics, computer science, management, production engineering, information and control theory, operations research, confirmation theory, and we must have omitted several. With all of them, he is at once the technical scientist and the philosophical critic and analyst. When writing of decisions and actions, he is at the interface of philosophy of science, decision theory, philosophy of the specific social sciences, and inventory theory (itself, for him, at the interface of economic theory, production engineering and information theory). When writing on causality, he is at the interface of methodology, metaphysics, logic and philosophy of physics, systems theory, and so on. Not that the interdisciplinary is his orthodoxy; we are delighted that he has chosen to include in this book both his early and little-appreciated treatment of straightforward philosophy of physics - the axioms of Newtonian mechanics, and also his fine papers on pure confirmation theory.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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eBook $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Models of Discovery
Book Subtitle
and Other Topics in the Methods of Science
Authors
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
54
Copyright
1977
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-9521-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-9521-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0970-7
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
475
Topics