The logic of discovery : a theory of the rationality of scientific research

Scott A. Kleiner

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.

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  • Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Scientific Inquiry. 3. Erotetic Logic and Scientific Questions. 4. A Methodology for Problem Choice. 5. The Pursuit of Questions. 6. The Heuristic Character of Traditional Scientific Methods. 7. Summary and Conclusions. References. Index.

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書名 The logic of discovery : a theory of the rationality of scientific research
著作者等 Kleiner, Scott A.
シリーズ名 Synthese library
出版元 Kluwer Academic Publishers
刊行年月 c1993
ページ数 xii, 334 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0792323718
NCID BA20871464
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ