A New Conception of Science

Physics World 13 (8):17-18 (2000)

Nicholas Maxwell
University College London
When scientists choose one theory over another, they reject out of hand all those that are not simple, unified or explanatory. Yet the orthodox view of science is that evidence alone should determine what can be accepted. Nicholas Maxwell thinks he has a way out of the dilemma.
Keywords Science and Metaphysics  Aim-Oriented Empiricism  Scientific Revolution  Philosophy of Science  Philosophy of Physics  Theory Unity  Scientific Method  Einstein
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