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Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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This book explores what it means to be rational in a variety of contexts, from personal decisions to those affecting large groups of people. It introduces ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas, showing how the theory applies to particular situations such as gambling and the allocation of resources.

Résumé
What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. Healso looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Sous-titre: A Very Short Introduction
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780191579264
ISBN: 978-0-19-157926-4
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Oup Oxford
Genre: Autres
nombre de pages: 144
Parution: 22.08.2002
Année: 2002
Sous-titre: Englisch