Scientific Theories

Scientific Theories

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A whole new crop of worms from the philosophy of science can. Based on a two-year study, 15 essays look over the shoulder of scientists in biomedicine, economics, neuropsychology, physics, and other disciplines, and comment on how and why they devise, use, and legitimize their theories. Annotation cIt is able to supply the missing elements of both vocabulary and theory together, and it probably therefore enters the lexical acquisition process for all students. ... Students are presented with Newtona#39;s second law a€” force equals mass times accelerationa€” as a description of the way moving ... a#39;Weighta#39; is now seen to denote a relational property, one that depends on the presence of two or more bodies.

Title:Scientific Theories
Author:C. Wade Savage
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 1990


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