The metaphysics of science

Table of Contents

1. Empiricism vs. Realism − The Perennial Debate in the Philosophy of Science
2. Fundamental and Refined Principles: The Core of Modern Science
3. Empirical Laws: The Supervention of Experience
4. Scientific Theories: Closing the Circle
5. The Principle-Theory-Law Model of Scientific Explanation
6. The Social Sciences: A Consideration of Economics
7. Natural Kinds
8. Probability and Confirmation
9. Empiricism vs. Realism Revisited
10. Modern Science and the Future


I.  The Vicious Circle Principle of Human Development
II. The Demarcation of Modern Science from Magic, Astrology, Chinese Medicine and Parapsychology
III. Reply to Criticism

The methaphysics of science - Craig Dilworth