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Studies in the Methodology of Science

Igor Hanzel

The book discusses methodological issues relating to the philosophy of science and the natural and social sciences. It reconstructs the methods of measurement and scientific explanation, the relation of data, phenomena and mechanisms, the problem of theory-ladenness of explanation and the problem of historic explanation. From the sciences chosen for methodological analysis are those of early classical mechanics, early thermodynamics, Bohr’s theory of atom, early quantum mechanics, research into great apes and political economy.

BIC Classifications

  • Humanities (H)
    • Philosophy (HP)
      • History of Western philosophy (HPC)
        • Western philosophy, from c 1900 - (HPCF)
          • Phenomenology & Existentialism (HPCF3)
      • Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge (HPK)
      • Social & political philosophy (HPS)
  • Economics, finance, business & management (K)
    • Economics (KC)
      • Economic theory & philosophy (KCA)
  • Mathematics & science (P)
    • Physics (PH)
    • Biology, life sciences (PS)
      • Life sciences: general issues (PSA)

BISAC Classifications

  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History (BUS023000)
  • Philosophy (PHI)
    • PHILOSOPHY / General (PHI000000)
    • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern (PHI016000)
  • Science (SCI)
    • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology (SCI008000)
    • SCIENCE / Physics / General (SCI055000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Economics (KC)
      • Economic theory & philosophy (KCA)
  • Mathematics & Science (P)
    • Physics (PH)
    • Biology, life sciences (PS)
      • Life sciences: general issues (PSA)
      • Botany & plant sciences (PST)
        • Plant biology (PSTB)
  • Philosophy & Religion (Q)
    • Philosophy (QD)
      • History of philosophy, philosophical traditions (QDH)
        • Modern philosophy: since c 1800 (QDHR)
      • Topics in philosophy (QDT)
        • Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge (QDTK)
        • Social & political philosophy (QDTS)