The Dappled World
A Study of the Boundaries of Science
ISBN10: 0521643368 ISBN13: 9780521643368 Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr Published: Sep 1 1999 Pages: 247 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In this book Nancy Cartwright argues against a vision of a uniform world completely ordered under a single elegant theory, and proposes instead a patchwork of laws of nature. Combining classic and newly written essays, The Dappled World offers important methodological lessons for both the natural and the social sciences, and will interest anyone who wants to understand how modern science works.