Perspectives on Philosophy of Science in Nursing: An Historical and Contemporary Anthology

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E. Carol Polifroni, Marylouise Welch
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999 - Medical - 538 pages
This book helps you provide a well-rounded doctoral curriculum. The philosophy of science is essential to the core of doctoral study in nursing. This text presents historical and contemporary thinking on this significant subject. Readers will find a wealth of information from a variety of philosophers and conceptualizers of Western science. The text's approach stimulates analysis and reflection for enhanced learning. Coverage straddles the balance between nurse and non-nurse philosophers with discussion and reflective questions, and includes thoughts about nursing as a science and an art. Students will learn to recognize the connection between an understanding of philosophic inquiry and scientific investigation -- or research -- in nursing.
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Contents

SECTION
1
Reading
15
Reading 2
20
Explanation in Nursing Science
23
Reading
31
Problem
34
Reading 10
126
25
135
Concept of Nature in Ancient Philosophy
347
223
355
Reading 28
371
A Phenomenological
382
303
394
The Instability of the Analytical
396
Reading 32
411
Reading 38
478

Objectivity Value Judgment and Theory
149
Reading 14
179
Reading 16
202
Reading 6
214
Reading 18
223
Misconceptions and Reconceptions
302
Gender and Science
491
Science
498
387
507
Author Index
511
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Page 439 - control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.

About the author (1999)

E. Carol Polifroni is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut.

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