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A companion to the philosophy of science

Author: W Newton-Smith
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Companion to the Philosophy of Science serves as both a course text and a reference book across the broad spectrum of issues of concern in the philosophy of science." "Taken as a whole, the volume provides an unparalleled survey of all the topical areas, major methods, and stances. With entries on important figures in the history of the philosophy of science, as well as a comprehensive account of areas of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Newton-Smith
ISBN: 0631170243 9780631170242 9780631230205 0631230203
OCLC Number: 42428744
Description: xvi, 576 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Axiomatization / F. Suppe --
Berkeley / M. Hughes --
Biology / P. Thompson --
Bohr / D. Murdoch --
Causation / P. Humphreys --
Cognitive approaches to science / R.N. Giere --
Computing / L. Burkholder --
Confirmation, paradoxes of / J.D. Trout --
Convention, role of / L. Sklar --
Craig's theorem / F. Suppe --
Darwin / S. Okasha --
Definitions / F. Suppe --
Descartes / T. Sorell --
Discovery / T. Nickles --
Dispositions and powers / R. Harré --
Einstein / C. Ray --
Evidence and confirmation / C. Howson --
Experiment / D.C. Gooding --
Explanation / W.H. Newton-Smith --
Feminist accounts of science / K. Okruhlik --
Feyerabend / J. Preston --
Galileo / R.E. Butts --
History, role in the philosophy of science / B. Larvor --
Holism / C. Hookway --
Hume / W.H. Newton-Smith --
Idealization / Y. Ben-Menahem --
Incommensurability / M.A. Khalidi --
Induction and the uniformity of nature / C. Howson --
Inference to the best explanation / P. Lipton. Judgment, role in science / H.I. Brown --
Kuhn / R. Rorty --
Lakatos / T. Nickles --
Laws of nature / R. Harré --
Leibniz / W. Seager --
Locke / G.A.J. Rogers --
Logical empiricism / W.C. Salmon --
Logical positivism / C. Ray --
Mach / G. Wolters --
Mathematics, role in science / J.R. Brown --
Measurement / J.D. Trout --
Metaphor in science / E. Montuschi --
Metaphysics, role in science / W. Seager --
Mill / G. Scarre --
Models and analogies / M. Hesse --
Naturalism / R.N. Giere --
Natural kinds / J. Dupré --
Newton / R.S. Westfall --
Observation and theory / P. Achinstein --
Peirce / C. Misak --
Physicalism / W. Seager --
Popper / J. Watkins --
Pragmatic factors in theory acceptance / J. Worrall --
Probability / P. Percival --
Qualities, primary and secondary / G.A.J. Rogers --
Quantum mechanics / R. Healey --
Quine / L. Bergström --
Ramsey sentences / F. Suppe --
Realism and instrumentalism / J. Leplin --
Reductionism / J. Dupré --
Relativism / J.W. McAllister. Russell / P.J. Hager --
Scientific change / D. Shapere --
Scientific methodology / G. Gutting --
Simplicity / E. Sober --
Social factors in science / J.R. Brown --
Social science, philosophy of / A. Rosenberg --
Space, time, and relativity / L. Sklar --
Statistical explanation / C.R. Hitchcock, W.C. Salmon --
Supervenience and determination / W. Seager --
Technology, philosophy of / M. Tiles --
Teleological explanation / A. Woodfield --
Theoretical terms: meaning and reference / P. Percival --
Theories / R.N. Giere --
Theory identity / F. Suppe --
Thought experiments / J.R. Brown --
Underdetermination of theory by data / W.H. Newton-Smith --
Unification of theories / J.W. McAllister --
The unity of science / C.A. Hooker --
Values in science / E. McMullin --
Verisimilitude / C. Brink --
Whewell / J. Wettersten.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 18.
Responsibility: edited by W.H. Newton-Smith.

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