Yorick's World: Science and the Knowing Subject
by Peter Caws
Publisher: University of California Press 1993
Number of pages: 412
Peter Caws provides a fresh and often iconoclastic treatment of some of the most vexing problems in the philosophy of science: explanation, induction, causality, evolution, discovery, artificial intelligence, and the social implications of technological rationality.
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