Philosophy of Science Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0415257824

ISBN-13: 9780415257824

Edition: 2001

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This work is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in the philosophy of science.
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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Science and Philosophy
Introduction
Moritz Schlick, "The Future of Philosophy"
Alex Rosenberg, "Biology and Its Philosophy"
Questions
Further Reading
Explanation, Causation, and Laws
Introduction
Carl Hempel, "Two Models of Scientific Explanation"
Bas van Fraassen, "The Pragmatics of Explanation"
Philip Kitcher, "Explanatory Unification and the Causal Structure of the World"
Wesley C. Salmon, "Scientific Explanation: Causation and Unification"
J.L. Mackie, "The Logic of Conditionals"
John Earman, "Laws of Nature"
Questions
Further Reading
Scientific Theories and Conceptual Change
Introduction
Ernest Nagel, "Experimental Laws and Theories"
Paul Feyerabend, "Explanation, Reduction, and Empiricism"
Philip Kitcher, "Theories, Theorists and Theoretical Change"
Questions
Further Reading
Scientific Realism
Introduction
Ernest Nagel, "The Cognitive Status of Theories"
Larry Laudan, "A Confutation of Convergent Realism"
Gary Gutting, "Scientific Realism versus Constructive Empiricism: A Dialogue"
Ernan McMullin, "A Case for Scientific Realism"
Questions
Further Reading
Testing and Confirmation of Theories
Introduction
Bertrand Russell, "On Induction"
Karl Popper, "Science: Conjectures and Refutations"
Karl Popper, "Darwinism as a Metaphysical Research Programme"
Charles Darwin, "Difficulties of the Theory"
Peter Achinstein, "The Grue Paradox"
N. Russell Hanson, "Seeing and Seeing As"
W.V. Quine, "Two Dogmas of Empiricism"
Larry Laudan and Jarrett Leplin, "Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination"
Wesley Salmon, "Bayes's Theorem and The History of Science"
Questions
Further Reading
Science in Context: The Challenge of History and Sociology
Introduction
Dudley Shapere, "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"
Thomas Kuhn, "Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice"
David Bloor, "The Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge"
Elizabeth Anderson, "Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and a Defense"
Ernan McMullin, "The Social Dimensions of Science"
Questions
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index
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