Science and Method
by Henri Poincare
Publisher: T. Nelson 1914
Number of pages: 302
Henri Poincare's Science and Method is an examination of the process scientists go through when determining which of the countless facts before them will be most useful in advancing scientific knowledge. In this highly readable text Poincare investigates mathematics, logic, physics, mechanics, and astronomy and discusses how the methods of selection differ with each field.
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