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The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner

Massimiliano Di Ventra


Can Science answer all our questions? If not, what knowledge can it provide, and how? Written in a colloquial style, and arguing from well-known and easy-to-follow facts, this book addresses all concepts pertaining to the scientific method and reinforces the inalienable role of experimental evidence in scientific truths. It also clarifies the limits of Science and the errors we make when abusing its method in contexts that are not scientific. Rather than a treatise on epistemology, this book is a collection of personal reflections on the scientific methodology as experienced and used daily by ... More

Keywords: scientific method, logic, hypothesis, theory, experimental evidence, common sense, religious belief, scientific errors, Scientism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825623
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825623.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimiliano Di Ventra, author
Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego, USA