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It's clearly written and very interesting.
He also covers the basic scientific issues such as causality, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, and how conflict can arise between science and religion.
This is, of course, no substitute for more substantive books on the philosophy of science, but it sure counts as a very good short introduction.
I am giving this review only two stars because of the author's embarrassingly skewed anglocentric bias in writing this book. Read morePublished 7 days ago by spinoza
I careful and thorough introduction to the major philosophical threads of the study of science. I found that it provided a primer and context for choosing which source material to... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Bob at the beach
I give this introduction 5 stars because it is written well and is really understood by the novice. For me, it highlighted some issues that I hadn't fully thought through. Read morePublished 25 days ago by George A. Goldtrap III
Before the rise of modern science, philosophy held sway: if not as the "queen of the sciences" as theologians held for their discipline, then as the mother of all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles C. Dickinson III
I use this book in a doctoral level course I teach on philosophy of science. I have my students read it first thing after enrolling in the class. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Adele
I loved the size of this book. However, for those who can not easily read small print it may not be enjoyable. Their is a lot of great infor here.Published 3 months ago by Amanda Lynn
Good overview. However, even though the title states its a very short introduction, it felt a bit too short in comparison with other titles from this series I ve read.Published 4 months ago by Gabriel