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Morgan, Gregory J.

Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 262 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Gregory J Morgan
Philosophy of science matters : the philosophy of Peter Achinstein( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen distinguished philosophers, including four Lakatos award winners, address various aspects of Peter Achinstein's influential views on the nature of scientific evidence, explanation, and realism -- with replies from Achinstein himself
The beauty of symmetrical design: The alleged epistemic role of aesthetic value in theoretical science by Gregory J Morgan( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view that beauty is a sign of a theory's truth is held by a number of scientists. I argue that this view has no a priori justification. This philosophical project is illustrated by the first written history of the first successful theories of virus structure--the 1956 Crick-Watson theory and the 1962 Caspar-Klug theory--two theories that are especially beautiful, but whose beauty plays no epistemic role or so I argue. I define two senses of "sign of truth": (1) A sign 1 of truth that renders a theory likely; and (2) A sign2 of truth that increases the probability of a theory. After examining two causes of theoretical beauty, high degree of geometrical symmetry and William Whewell's notion of coherence (or unification), I argue that there is no a priori reason to think beauty satisfies either of these two senses
After the double helix : Rosalind Franklin's research on Tobacco mosaic virus by Angela N. H Creager( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emile Zuckerkandl, Linus Pauling, and the molecular evolutionary clock, 1959-1965 by Gregory J Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Philosophy of science matters : the philosophy of Peter Achinstein
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