Philosophy of Science — The Scientific Approach to Knowledge

Authored by: Jay E. Gould

Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  December  2001

Print ISBN: 9780849311048
eBook ISBN: 9781420040869
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A common philosophy is shared by all of the sciences, such as psychology, biology, chemistry, and physics. Therefore, this Handbook begins by briefly describing philosophy, the philosophy of science, and what this philosophy contributes to the sciences. Later in this chapter are discussions of the various approaches to knowledge; the relationship of non-scientific approaches to the scientific method and its ideal; and then delineation of science’s goals, assumptions, and requirements.

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