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Evidence and Method in Science
Peter Achinstein, Johns Hopkins University

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Evidence and Method (Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James C. Maxwell) (Book)
Title: Evidence and Method (Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James C. Maxwell)
Author: Peter Achinstein
Abstract: What does it mean to say that some fact or phenomenon is evidence that a pypothesis is true? Various attempts have been made to define a concept of evidence useful for science. Theses can be classified in different ways. First, there is an objective-subjective classification. In the objective case the truth of statements of the form "e" is evidence that "h" does not depend on who believes or knows what. For example, whether the fact that the planets Mercury and Venus exhibit phases, like our moon, is evidence that these planets revolve about the sun, as Newton claimed in Book 3 of the Principia, is independent of whether anyone knows or believes anything.
Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199921850
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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