Science and Philosophy: The Big Picture
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Description: This new anthology includes both classic and contemporary readings on the methods and scope of science. Jeffrey Foss depicts science in a broadly humanistic context, contending that it is philosophically interesting because it has reshaped nearly all aspects of human culture—and in so doing has reshaped humanity as well. While providing a strong introduction to epistemological and metaphysical issues in science, this text goes beyond the traditional topics, enlarging the scope of philosophical engagement with science. Substantial introductions and critical questions are provided for each reading.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Broadview Pr
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction for Students|
|Introduction for Instructors|
|How Does Science Reveal The World? Scientific Method|
|Newton on Scientific Method|
|Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding|
|Scientific Inquiry: Invention and Test|
|The Problem of Induction|
|Excerpts from The Structure of Scientific Revolutions|
|Why "Physics" Is a Bad Model for Physics|
|The Feminism Question in the Philosophy of Science|
|Nail Soup: A Brief, Opinionated History of the Old Deferentialism|
|Science, Maps, and Models|
|Arguments Concerning Scientific Realism|
|Theoretical Science, Creativity, and Reaching Behind the Appearances|
|Realism in a Quantum World|
|How Does Science Change The World? Science & Values|
|Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina|
|Excerpt from The Book of Genesistraditionally attributed to Moses|
|Religion and the Brain|
|Excerpts from Scientific Creationism|
|Excerpts from Darwin's Dangerous Idea|
|The Evolution of Ethics|
|What's Wrong with Cloning?|
|Human Cloning and the Public Realm: A Defense of Intuitions of the Good|
|Whose Self Is It, Anyway?|
|Does Science Persecute Women? The Case of the 16th-17th Century Witch Hunts|