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The Blackwell guide to the philosophy of science

Author: Peter K Machamer; Michael Silberstein
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2002.
Series: Blackwell philosophy guides, 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* Presents a definitive introduction to the core areas of philosophy of science. * Contains 15 newly--commissioned articles, all of which are written by internationally distinguished scholars.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter K Machamer; Michael Silberstein
ISBN: 0631221077 9780631221074 0631221085 9780631221081
OCLC Number: 50661258
Description: xi, 347 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Brief historical introduction to the philosophy of science / Peter Machamer --
Philosophy of science / John Worrall --
Explanation / Jim Woodward --
Structures of scientific theories / Carl F. Craver --
Reduction, emergence, and explanation / Michael Silberstein --
Models, metaphors and analogies / Daniela M. Bailer-Jones --
Experiment and observation / James Bogen --
Induction and probability / Alan Hájek and Ned Hall --
Philosophy of space-time physics / Craig Callender and Carl Hoefer --
Interpreting quantum theories / Laura Ruetsche --
Evolution / Roberta L. Millstein --
Molecular and developmental biology / Paul Griffiths --
Cognitive science / Rick Grush --
Social sciences / Harold Kincaid --
Feminist philosophy of science / Lynn Hankinson Nelson.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy guides, 7.
Other Titles: Philosophy of science
Responsibility: edited by Peter Machamer and Michael Silberstein.
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"This is an accessible and informative overview of central issues and themes in contemporary philosophy of science." Philip Kitcher, Columbia University "The standard of all the essays is high, they Read more...

 
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