Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought

By P B Medawar

© 2009 – Routledge

56 pages

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About the Book

Originally published in 1969. This book explains what is wrong with the traditional methodology of "inductive" reasoning and shows that the alternative scheme of reasoning associated with Whewell, Pierce and Popper can give the scientist a useful insight into the way he thinks.

Table of Contents

I: The Problem Stated. II: Mainly About Induction. III: Mainly About Intuition

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