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The Oxford handbook of philosophy of science

Author: Paul Humphreys
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Oxford University Press, cop. 2016.
Series: Oxford handbooks.
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This Handbook combines coverage of traditional areas in the philosophy of science, such as causation, explanation, and theory structure, with chapters on new areas such as philosophy of astronomy,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Humphreys
ISBN: 9780199368815 0199368813
OCLC Number: 960637244
Description: 1 vol. (XXII-917 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Contributors1. Introduction: New Directions in Philosophy of Science Paul HumphreysPart I: Overviews2. Advertisement for the Philosophy of the Computational Sciences Oron Shagrir3. Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Naturalism and Anti-naturalism in the Philosophy of Social Science Francesco Guala4. Philosophy of Biology Ben Fraser and Kim Sterelny 5. Philosophy of the Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Mark Sprevak6. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences Carl Hoefer and Chris Smeenk7. Having Science in View: General Philosophy of Science and its Significance Stathis PsillosPart II: Traditional Topics8. Causation in Science James Woodward9. Confirmation and Induction Jan Sprenger10. Determinism and Indeterminism Charlotte Werndl11. Epistemology and Philosophy of Science Otavio Bueno12. Ethics in Science David B. Resnik13. Experiment Uljana Feest and Friedrich Steinle14. Game Theory Cristina Bicchieri and Giacomo Sillari15. Instrumentalism: Global, Local, and Scientific P. Kyle Stanford16. Laws of Nature John T. Roberts17. Metaphysics in Science Richard Healey18. Models and Theories Margaret Morrison19. Natural Kinds Muhammad Ali Khalidi20. Probability Antony Eagle21. Representation in Science Mauricio Suarez 22. Reduction Andreas Huttemann and Alan C. Love23. Science and Non-Science Sven Ove Hansson24. Scientific Concepts Hyundeuk Cheon and Edouard Machery25. Scientific Explanation Bradford Skow26. Scientific Progress Alexander Bird27. Scientific Realism Timothy D. Lyons28. Scientific Theories Hans Halvorson29. Values in Science Heather DouglasPart III: New Directions30. After Kuhn Philip Kitcher31. Astronomy and Astrophysics Sybille Anderl32. Challenges to Evolutionary Theory Denis Walsh33. Complexity Theory Michael Strevens34. Computer Simulation Johannes Lenhard35. Data Aidan Lyon36. Emergence Paul Humphreys37. Empiricism and After Jim Bogen38. Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy Stuart Glennan39. Philosophy and Cosmology Claus Beisbart40. Philosophy of Neuroscience Adina L. Roskies and Carl F. Craver41. Social Organization of Science Martin Carrier42. Spaces Dean Rickles
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Humphreys.
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