The Structure of Scientific Theories

Suppe, Frederick (Introduction)

A central problem i the philosophy of science is the structure of scientific theories. This volume is the only comprehensive treatment of philosophical thought on the controversial naature of theories. It contains the papers and sicussions of a major symposium (held at the University of Illinois) which represent the current range of thinking on the subject. In his book-length introduction, Frederick Suppe provides a survey and critique of the mainstream of thought in the philosophy of science fromthe 1930s to the present day. He presents a critical account of the development of the positivistic analysis, the attacks which led to its rejection, and the alternatives proposed b Hanson, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Toulmin, Popper, Bohm, TBeth, and others.

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