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Experiment!: Planning, Implementing and Interpreting by Oivind Andersson

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Further Reading

Chalmers [3] gives a lucid introduction to the major developments in the philosophy of natural science during the twentieth century. It is recommended as a first book on the topic and the interested reader will be guided to some influential books through it. It does not allow much space for observation and experimentation. For those interested in these topics, the second half of Hacking's book [8] provides a coherent treatment of experimental science, including a large number of nice examples.

References

1. Molander, B. (1988) Vetenskapsfilosofi, 2nd edn, Thales, Stockholm.

2. Phillips, E.M. and Pugh, D.S. (1994) How to Get A PhD: A Handbook For Students and Their Supervisors, 2nd edn, Open University Press, Buckingham.

3. Chalmers, A.F. (1982) What Is This Thing Called Science? 2nd edn, Hackett Publishing, Indianapolis.

4. Crease, R.P. (2004) The Prism and the Pendulum, Random House, New York.

5. Hempel, C.G. (1966) Philosophy of Natural Science, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs (NJ).

6. Panek, R. (2000) Seeing and Believing, Harper Collins, London.

7. Shea, W. (1998) Galileo's Copernicanism: The Science and the Rhetoric, in The Cambridge Companion to Galileo (ed. P. Machamer), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

8. Hacking, I. (1983) Representing and Intervening, Cambridge University Press, New York.

9. Cobb, C. and Goldwhite, H. (1995) Creations of Fire: Chemistry's Lively Histroy From Alchemy to the Atomic Age, Plenum Press, New York.

10. Priestley, J. (1775) ...

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