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The Continuum companion to philosophy of science

Author: Steven French; Juha Saatsi
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of science - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Sixteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven French; Juha Saatsi
ISBN: 9781441187611 1441187618
OCLC Number: 789543911
Description: xii, 452 s
Contents: How to use this book; 1. Introduction; 2. A to Z of Key Terms and Concepts; 3. Philosophy of Science in Context; i. Philosophy of Science and Epistemology Alexander Bird; ii. Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics Craig Callendar; iii. Philosophy vs. History of Science Don Howard; 4. Current Research and Issues; i. Philosophy of Physics Nick Huggett; ii. Philosophy of Biology Ingo Brigandt; iii. Philosophy of Neuroscience Carl Craver; iv. Philosophy of Chemistry Robin Hendry; v. Philosophy of Mathematics Chris Pincock; vi. Explanation Henk de Regt; vii. Realism Stathis Psillos; viii. Representation/models Gabriele Contessa; ix. Evidence Malcolm Forster; x. Reduction/levels of reality Sven Walter; xi. Laws and causation Ned Hall; xii. Confirmation/inductive logic James Hawthorne; 5. New Directions in Metaphysics Joe Melia; 6. Chronology; 7. Resources; 8. Annotated Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Companion to philosophy of science
Responsibility: edited by Steven French and Juha Saatsi

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A guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. It explores issues pertaining to the philosophy of specific sciences (physics, biology, neuroscience, economics, chemistry and mathematics) and  Read more...

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