Science and Philosophy: The Big Picture

ISBN-10: 1551116243

ISBN-13: 9781551116242

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jeffrey Foss

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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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Book details

List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Broadview Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 580
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction for Students
Introduction for Instructors
How Does Science Reveal The World? Scientific Method
Introduction
Newton on Scientific Method
Skeptical Doubts Concerning the Operations of the Understanding
Scientific Inquiry: Invention and Test
Explanation
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
Introduction
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
Excerpt from The Book of Genesistraditionally attributed to Moses
Religion and the Brain
Excerpts from Scientific Creationism
Creationism Considered
Excerpts from Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Heredity
The Evolution of Ethics
Psychological Correctness
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
Dictionary
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