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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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