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Philosophy Of Science (A New Perspective)

Philosophy Of Science (A New Perspective)


Item Code: IDH140

by Afsar Abbas

Hardcover (Edition: 2005)

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
ISBN 8179860604

Size: 8.8" X 5.6"
Pages: 96
Price: $16.50
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Philosophy of science as discussed in this book is in the most modern context. It discusses the philosophical issues as inherent and built-in within research as pursued by the scientists in the forefront areas today. Examples from modern science, in particular currently hot topics in physics, have been provided to clarify the issues under discussion.

The Book is written in a smoothly flowing style so as to be accessible even to non-experts. Experts will find much that is new in the philosophy of science here. Detailed treatment of mathematics and of space, time and matter has also been provided in this book.

About the Author

Dr. Afsar Abbas is Professor at Institute of Physics (Government of India), Bhubaneswar. Besides philosophy of science, his research interests are in mathematical and theoretical particle physics, nuclear physics and cosmology.

Academic career: M Sc (Physics), McMaster University, Canada; Ph. D. (Theoretical Physics), Rutgers University, USA; Sir Charles Clore Postdoctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; Assistant Professor, Institute of Nuclear Phusics, Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany; senior Scientist, Department of theoretical Physics, University of Manchester, UK; and since 1991 scientist at IOP, Bhubaneswar.

Chapter 1What is Philosophy of Science9
Chapter 2Mathematics as a Language of Nature16
Chapter 3A "Rip Van Winkle" Hypothesis37
Chapter 4A "Layers of Reality" Hypothesis42
Chapter 5A "Web of Induction" Hypothesis48
Chapter 6An "Instrumentalism to Realism" Hypothesis55
Chapter 7On Matter63
Chapter 8On Space and Time76
Chapter 9Conclusion: Where are We?84

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