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S. French

Full Name: S. French
Number of Works: 8
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ISBN: 9048142296, 9789048142293
Keywords: heinz, post, honour, essays, invariance, heuristics, correspondence
Pages: 388
Published: 2010

This volume is dedicated to Heinz Post who proposed a rational model of scientific discovery. His account draws attention to the formal flaws in theories that motivate theory modification, the correspondence relations that hold between old and new theories and the cross-theoretic retention of symmetry and conservation principles. Exploring Post's model from a variety of perspectives, the contributors draw on a wide range of case studies from physics, chemistry and biology. This is the first work to examine one such model of heuristics in the context of detailed examples from science itself. It