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Author Heidelberger, Michael
Title The Significance of the Hypothetical in the Natural Sciences
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2009
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Note Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Hypothesis in Early Modern Science -- Experience and Hypotheses: Opinions within Locke's Realm -- Hypotheses in 19th Century British Philosophy of Science: Herschel, Whewell, Mill -- From Axioms to Conventions and Hypotheses: The Foundations of Mechanics and the Roots of Carl Neumann's "Principles of the Galilean-Newtonian Theory" -- Contingent Laws of Nature in Émile Boutroux -- Pluralism and the Hypothetical in Heinrich Hertz's Philosophy of Science -- Hypotheses and Conventions in Poincaré -- Hypothesis and Convention in Poincaré's Defense of Galilei Spacetime -- Vaihinger and Poincaré: An Original Pragmatism? -- Werner Heisenberg's Position on a Hypothetical Conception of Science -- "Instrumentalism" and "Realism" as Categories in the History of Astronomy: Duhem vs. Popper, Maimonides vs. Gersonides -- Hypotheticity and Realism - Duhem, Popper and Scientific Realism -- The Hypothesis of Reality and the Reality of Hypotheses -- Hypothetical Metaphysics of Nature -- Backmatter
How was the hypothetical character of theories of experience thought about throughout the history of science? The  essays cover periods from the middle ages to the 19th and 20th centuries. It is fascinating to see how natural scientists and philosophers were increasingly forced to realize that a natural science without hypotheses is not possible
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Heidelberger, Michael The Significance of the Hypothetical in the Natural Sciences Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2009 9783110206944
Subject Reasoning.;Hypothesis.;Science -- Methodology
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Alt Author Schiemann, Gregor
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