Philosophy of Science

ISBN-10: 032143711X

ISBN-13: 9780321437112

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Boersema
List price: $122.80
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Description: This new anthology, which integrates explanatory text, primary source readings, and case studies, provides students of any major (philosophy, science, or other) with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the philosophy of science. nbsp; The anthology is organized around a unique ldquo;three-prongedrdquo; approach: the metaphysical (what), the epistemological (how), and the axiological (why).nbsp; The coverage of issues builds coherently and logically: from issues of scientific method to ethical issues, to the most current social and political implications of science demonstrating how philosophy of science is relevant in a modern day context.nbsp; The anthology carefully examines the theoretical apparatus of the philosophy of science and applies it to rich case studies from the history of science.

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List price: $122.80
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

What is the Philosophy of Science?
Basic Components of Science
Observation and Measurement
Experimentation and Realism
Theories and Models
Scientific Explanation
Evidence and Confirmation
Reductionism and Unity of Science
Scientific Change and Progress
Inductivism and Falsificationism
Paradigms and Research Programs
Problem-Solving Research Traditions and Technologism
Case Study: Plate Tectonics
Values and Society
Science and Technology
Science and Values
Science and Religion
Science and Society
Case Study
Mass Extinctions
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