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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science (Routledge Philosophy Companions) [Paperback]

Stathis Psillos , Martin Curd
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April 2, 2008 0415546133 978-0415546133 1

This indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science contains fifty-five specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers:

  • historical and philosophical context
  • debates
  • concepts
  • the individual sciences.

The Companion covers everything students of philosophy of science need to know - from empiricism, explanation and experiment to causation, observation, prediction and more - and contains many helpful features including: a section on the individual sciences, including chapters on the philosophy of biology, chemistry, physics and psychology, further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter.


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A CHOICE 'Outstanding Academic Title'

'With a distinguished list of internationally renowned contributors, an excellent choice of topics in the field, and well-written, well-edited essays throughout, this compendium is an excellent resource. It will work well for any serious scholar inside or outside the field interested in the current state of philosophy of science. Highly recommended.' - CHOICE

'Highly recommended for history of science and philosophy collections.' – Library Journal

'This well conceived companion, which brings together an impressive collection of distinguished authors, will be invaluable to novices and experience readers alike.' - Metascience

'Here is philosophy of science the way it should be. In these pages some of the very best philosophers working today grapple with the big issues of metaphysics, language, and epistemology as they relate to science. This volume is a true introduction to a philosophy of science that has real stature; a philosophy of science that puts the subject at the crossing point of arguments from across the intellectual landscape.' - Peter Galison, Harvard University, USA

'This is an outstanding companion. With over fifty chapters by uniformly distinguished contributors, it offers a stimulating and often original introduction to every facet of the subject. There is no better guide to the philosophy of science on the market.' - David Papineau, King's College London, UK

'This well conceived and comprehensive volume brings together a remarkable collection of authors, including many of the leading contemporary contributors to the philosophy of science. It will be of great value to students of the philosophy of science at all levels.' - John Dupré, University of Exeter, UK

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University of Athens, Greece Purdue University, USA

Product Details

  • Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions
  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 2, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415546133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415546133
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,059,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good selection of topics February 1, 2013
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The book is exactly what the title purports it to be: a companion text. It does presuppose some knowledge of the major topics and players in the philosophy of science, and so it makes a good second textbook when one is keen to learn a little more (but not necessarily a whole lot) about a particular area.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science June 20, 2013
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It is quite helpful in my professional work. It covers a wide range of topics of considerable interest to both the student and the specialist
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