Philosophy of Science An Anthology

ISBN-10: 1405130342
ISBN-13: 9781405130349
Edition: 2006
Authors: Marc Lange
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List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.64" long x 1.82" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Assembling some of the finest papers in the philosophy of science since 1945, this title addresses topics including realism and the character of scientific theories, scientific explanations and laws of nature, singular causation, and the metaphysical implications of modern physics.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Our Logical Empiricist Heritage
Introduction to Part I
Empiricist Criteria of Cognitive Significance: Problems and Changes
The Logical Foundations of Belief Revision
Introduction to Part II
Studies in the Logic of Confirmation
Confirmation and Relevance
The New Riddle of Induction
Explanations, Tests, Unity, and Necessity
Rationality and Objectivity in Science (or: Tom Kuhn Meets Tom Bayes)
The Criteria of Theory Choice
Introduction to Part III
Let's Razor Ockham's Razor
Foundational Physics and Empiricist Critique
Darwin's Achievement
Objectivity, Value Judgment, and Theory Choice
Realism and the Character of Scientific Theories
Introduction to Part IV
The Theoretician's Dilemma
Phenomenalism
The Language of Theories
Arguments Concerning Scientific Realism
To Save the Phenomena
Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination
Structural Realism: The Best of Both Worlds?
Extragalactic Reality: The Case of Gravitational Lensing
Scientific Explanations and Laws of Nature
Introduction to Part V
Laws and their Role in Scientific Explanation
The Laws of Nature
Humean Supervenience
Laws of Nature
The Evolutionary Contingency Thesis
Who's Afraid of Ceteris-Paribus Laws? (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Them)
Natural Kinds and the Special Kinds of Special Sciences
Introduction to Part VI
A Tradition of Natural Kinds
Evolution, Population Thinking, and Essentialism
Homeostasis, Species, and Higher Taxa
Some Puzzles about Species
Special Sciences (or: The Disunity of Science as a Working Hypothesis)
Singular Causation
Introduction to Part VII
Causation and Recipes
Causation as Influence
Causation and the Flow of Energy
Probabilistic Causation, Causal Laws, and Chances
Introduction to Part VIII
Probabilistic Causality
Causal Laws and Effective Strategies
The Propensity Interpretation of Fitness
A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance
Metaphysical Implications of Modern Physics
Introduction to Part IX
On Einstein-Minkowski Space-Time
What Price Spacetime Substantivalism? The Hole Story
The Genidentity of Quantum Particles
Is the Moon There When Nobody Looks? Reality and the Quantum Theory
Part and Whole in Quantum Mechanics
Index

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