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Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science

1st Edition

By Jody Azzouni


272 pages

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pub: 2003-12-11
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pub: 2000-04-20
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Knowledge and Reference in Empirical Science is a fascinating study of the bounds between science and language: in what sense, and of what, does science provide knowledge? Is science an instrument only distantly related to what's real? Can the language of science be used to adequately describe the truth?

In this book, Jodi Azziouni investigates the technology of science - the actual forging and exploiting of causal links, between ourselves and what we endeavor to know and understand.


"This work is like a breath of fresh air. It is a very original, cogently argued study of the differences between what we do and what we say, as that difference bears on crucial isues in the philosophy of science, mathematics, language, as well as epistemology and metaphysics. The unity of view that is achieved across these philosophical areas is truly impressive." - Arnold Koslow, CUNY, USA

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International Library of Philosophy

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PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology