philosophy of science

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philosophy of science ‎(countable and uncountable, plural philosophies of science)

  1. (philosophy, uncountable) The study of the assumptions, foundations, and implications of science, including such questions as what distinguishes science from non-science, what are the aims of science, or what is a successful scientific explanation of a phenomenon.
  2. (philosophy, countable) A particular theory within the former.

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