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Philosophy of Science: An Epistemological-Historical Study
Science, the world over, is studied and researched in various institutions and settings in a structured manner and the created scientific knowledge is disseminated in the form of codified information, says K.V. Subbaram, the author of the book 'Philosophy of Science: An Epistemological-Historical Study'.

According Subbaram, whether in the arena of science teaching, scientific research or technological projects, teachers, researchers, scientists and technologists are mostly unaware of the historical growth of science and the philosophy that underlies scientific knowledge.

There are not very many books on Philosophy of Science which deals with ontology and epistemology which is concerned with the assumptions, foundations, methods, and implications of science. That way, it a welcome addition to this subject and should be read by the students perusing higher education in science, scientists, science educators and scientists.

In his book, published by Haryana Vigyan Manch, Rohtak, Subbaram maintains that the theory (ideas) and experiments (practice) in science reinforce each other confirming the fundamental scientific principles and laws.

Philosophy of science is often closely related to philosophy of language, formal systems of logic and formal technical language. There is renewed interest in the subject due to a proliferation of literature on the philosophy of science.

The book spread over 270 pages is available in the hardbound library edition perceive philosophy as ‘love for wisdom’ by associating the act of philosophizing to the notions of thinking, reflecting and pondering on the essence of science and its relation to life. It also deals with what is the nature of scientific statements, concepts, and conclusions; how are they are created; and how are they justified.

It is revealing that some philosophers of science also use contemporary results in science to reach conclusions about philosophy. Philosophy of science has historically been met with mixed response from the scientific community.

It also tries to seek answers to the questions like what means should be used for determining the acceptability, validity, or truthfulness of statements in science i.e. is objectivity possible, and how can it be achieved? The book can be useful for teachers and scientists equally to make their practice ethical and fair.



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