Physicist David Harriman has started an online site where he gives insight into his excellent book, “The Logical Leap.” Sample articles include:
- The Logical Leap Goes to College
- Is the Discovery Process “Linear” or “Spiral”?
- Free Falling with Galileo
- Is My Account of History “Unconventional”?
Writes Harriman, “The Logical Leap is written for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of how we discover generalizations. When we generalize from observed cases, how do we know that we’re right? My book tries to answer this question for the field of physical science, but the basic points of method can be applied to any field. It’s a “self-help” book (albeit on a more philosophic level). I will use this blog to elaborate on interesting topics in epistemology and in history of science. Also, I may give some background on how the book developed and what I learned while writing it. And, occasionally, I’ll comment on reactions to the book (positive and negative).”
Definitely worth a visit.