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Introduction to the Philosophy of Science - 08 edition

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (ISBN10: 0745635393; ISBN13: 9780745635392)
ISBN13: 978-0745635392
ISBN10: 0745635393

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ISBN13: 978-0745635385
ISBN10: 0745635385

Summary: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science provides a lively and accessible introduction to current key issues and debates in this area. The classic philosophical questions about methodology, progress, rationality and reality are addressed by reference to examples from the full range of natural and social sciences. Lisa Bortolotti uses a historically-informed perspective on the evolution of science and includes a thorough discussion of the ethical implications of s ...show morecientific research. Special attention is paid to the complex relationship between the advancement of science, policy making and public interest and to the continuity between scientific research and other human activities.
The book is designed to help students think for themselves about the issues identified above, and includes information tables and questions for further reflection to support all stages of the teaching and learning experience, from the comprehension of primary and other secondary texts to debate and essay writing. It also includes a thematic bibliography and a glossary of technical terms.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science is an excellent introduction to philosophy for students and provides researchers of scientific disciplines with an opportunity to reflect upon the value and impact of their work. It is also a stimulating read for anybody who is interested in the philosophical issues raised by the status of scientific knowledge, the practice of science and the role of experts in contemporary society. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 12/31/2008
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