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Philosophy of Science : Contemporary Readings

Philosophy of Science : Contemporary Readings - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415257824

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Copyright: 2002
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Philosophy of Science : Contemporary Readings - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415257824

Yuri Balashov and Alex Eds. Rosenberg

ISBN13: 978-0415257824
ISBN10: 0415257824

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Philosophy of Science:Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in the philosophy of science. Sections are: Science and Philosophy; Explanation; Causation and Laws; Scientific Theories and Conceptual Change; Scientific Realism; Testing and Confirmation of Theories; and Science in Context. Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay by the editors.

Contributors:
Russell, Nagel, Mackie, Schlick, Feyerabend, Popper, Darwin, Rosenberg, Quine, Kuhn, Bloor, Hempel,. Fraassen, Kitcher, Salmon, Earman, Laudan, Gutting McMullin, Achinstein, Hanson, Ullian, Leplin Shapere and Anderson.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Part 1: Science and Philosophy
Introduction
1. The Future of Philosophy, Moritz Schlick
2. Biology and Its Philosophy, Alexander Rosenberg
Questions
Further Reading

Part 2: Explanation, Causation and Laws
1. Two Models of Scientific Explanation, Carl Hempel
2. The Pragmatics of Explanation, Bas Van Fraassen
3. Explanatory Unification and the Casual Structure of the World, Philip Kitcher
4. Scientific Explanation: Causation and Unification, Wesley C. Salmon
5. The Logic of Conditionals, J.L. Mackie
6. Laws of Nature, John Earman
Questions
Further Reading

Part 3: Scientific Theories and Conceptual Change
Introduction
1. Experimental Laws and Theories, Ernest Nagel
2. Explanation, Reduction and Empiricism, Paul Feyerabend
3. Theories, Theorists and Theoretical Change, Philip Kitcher
Questions
Further Reading

Part 4: Scientific Realism
Introduction
1. The Cognitive Status of Theories, Ernest Nagel
2. A Confutation of Convergent Realism, Larry Laudan
3. Scientific Realism versus Constructive Empiricism: A Dialogue, Gary Gutting
4. A Case for Scientific Realism, Ernan McMullin
Questions
Further Reading

Part 5: Testing and Confirmation of Theories
Introduction
1. On Induction, Bertrand Russell
2. Science: Conjectures and Refulation, Karl Popper
3. Darwinism as a Metaphysical Research Programme, Karl Popper
4. Difficulties of the Theory
5. The Grue Paradox, Peter Achinstein
6. Seeing and Seeing As, N. Russell Hanson
7. Hypothesis, W. V. Quine and J. S. Ullian
8. Empirical Equivalence and Underdetermination; Larry Laudan and Jarrett Leplin
9. Bayes's Theorem and The History of Science, Wesley Salmon
Questions
Further Reading

Part 6: Science in Context: The Challenge of History and Sociology
Introduction; 1. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Dudley Shapere
2. Objectivity, Value Judgement and Theory Choice, Thomas Kuhn
3. The Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge, David Bloor
4. Feminist Epistemology: An Interpretation and a Defence, Elizabeth Anderson
5. The Social Dimensions of Science, Ernan McMullin
Questions
Further Reading

Bibliography
Index

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