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A Bridge over Troubled Cultures. The Impact of Philosophy of Science in Britain

Worrall, John (2002) A Bridge over Troubled Cultures. The Impact of Philosophy of Science in Britain. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Who are the major figures that have shaped philosophy of science in Britain? What impact has the subject had in Britain outside academic philosophy? How have two of the major centers of the subject - in Pittsburgh and in London - interacted over the years? I begin by looking briefly at the recent history of philosophy of science in Britain and its general impact (tying this in with its interaction with the Pittsburgh Center and Pittsburgh people. It seems to me, though, that the best way to celebrate an anniversary like that of the Pittsburgh Center is by predominantly looking forward rather than back. And I concentrate in this lecture on showing how philosophy of science can have an impact on issues of current concern, in Britain and more generally.


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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: Popper, Grunbaum, Salmon, Science and Society, Evidential fallacies, DNA profiles, Randomised controlled trials
    Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Ethical Issues
    Conferences and Volumes: ?? 2001004 ??
    Depositing User: John Worrall
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:10
    Item ID: 615
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/615

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