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The Continuum companion to the philosophy of science

Author: Steven French; Juha Saatsi
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011.
Series: Continuum companions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Handboeken (vorm)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven French; Juha Saatsi
ISBN: 9781441187611 1441187618
OCLC Number: 606768254
Description: xii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Steven French and Juha Saatsi --
Part I: Philosophy of science in context. Philosophy of science and epistemology / Alexander Bird ; Philosophy of science and metaphysics / Craig Callendar ; Philosophy of science and the history of science / Don Howard --
Part II: Current research and issues. A. General issues in philosophy of science. Scientific realism with a Humean face / Stathis Psillos ; Causation and the sciences / Ned Hall ; Scientific models and representation / Gabriele Contessa ; Reduction, multiple realizability and levels of reality / Sven Walter and Markus Eronen ; Explanation / Henk W. de Regt ; Scientific evidence / Malcolm R. Forster ; Bayesian confirmation theory / James Hawthorne --
B. Philosophy of particular sciences. Philosophy of physics / Nick Huggett ; Philosophy of biology / Ingo Brigandt ; Towards a mechanistic philosophy of neuroscience / Carl F. Craver and David M. Kaplan ; Philosophy of chemistry / Robin Findlay Hendry ; Philosophy of mathematics / Christopher Pincock --
Part III: Past and future. Travelling in new directions / Steven French and Juha Saatsi ; A brief chronology of the philosophy of science / Peter Vickers --
Part IV: Resources. Annotated bibliography ; Research resources ; A-Z of key terms and concepts.
Series Title: Continuum companions.
Other Titles: Companion to philosophy of science
Responsibility: edited by Steven French and Juha Saatsi.
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