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Inspired by and expanding on a series of lectures by Leonard Peikoff, David Harriman presents a fascinating answer to the problem of induction-that is, the epistemological question of how we can know the truth of inductive generalizations.
David Harriman worked as a physicist for the U.S. Department of Defense and taught philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino. He recently founded the Falling Apple Science Institute, a nonprofit that promotes science education.
Table of Contents
|The Foundation||p. 5|
|The Nature of Concepts||p. 9|
|Generalizations as Hierarchical||p. 14|
|Perceiving First-Level Causal Connections||p. 21|
|Conceptualizing First-Level Causal Connections||p. 25|
|The Structure of Inductive Reasoning||p. 29|
|Experimental Method||p. 36|
|Galileo's Kinematics||p. 38|
|Newton's Optics||p. 58|
|The Methods of Difference and Agreement||p. 67|
|Induction as Inherent in Conceptualization||p. 74|
|The Mathematical Universe||p. 81|
|The Birth of Celestial Physics||p. 84|
|Mathematics and Causality||p. 103|
|The Power of Mathematics||p. 109|
|Proof of Kepler's Theory||p. 113|
|Newton's Integration||p. 116|
|The Development of Dynamics||p. 117|
|The Discovery of Universal Gravitation||p. 131|
|Discovery Is Proof||p. 143|
|The Atomic Theory||p. 151|
|Chemical Elements and Atoms||p. 153|
|The Kinetic Theory of Gases||p. 164|
|The Unification of Chemistry||p. 170|
|The Method of Proof||p. 177|
|Causes of Error||p. 189|
|Misapplying the Inductive Method||p. 191|
|Abandoning the Inductive Method||p. 211|
|The Role of Mathematics and Philosophy||p. 224|
|Physics as Inherently Mathematical||p. 225|
|The Science of Philosophy||p. 232|
|An End-and a New Beginning||p. 243|
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