- Series: Routledge Contemporary Readings in Philosophy
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 9, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415257824
- ISBN-13: 978-0415257824
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,540,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The essays in this collection, many of them modern classics, illuminate some of the most central and exciting issues in the subject. The editors have provided each cluster of readings with a helpful introduction, study questions and suggestions for further reading, making this volume an excellent way into the philosophy of science."
-Peter Lipton, University of Cambridge
"A remarkable collection with classic and modern selections."
"The selections are appropriate both for the topics to be covered and for the intended audience. The entries are good, solid, important pieces that have directed the philosophy of science. The editor's introductions are clear and helpful. This makes a nice companion to "IPhilosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction ."
-Peter Kosso, North Arizona University
About the Author
Yuri Balashov teaches Philosophy at the University of Georgia, USA. He has published extensively in the leading Philosophy and Philosophy of Science journals. Alex Rosenberg teaches Philosophy at Duke University. His books include Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2000) and The Philosophy of Social Science (1995). In 1993 he won the Lakatos Prize in the Philosophy of Science
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1. Science and Philosophy
2. Explanation, Causation, and Laws
3. Scientific Theories and Conceptual change
4 Scientific Realism
5. Testing and Confirmation of Theories
6. Science in context: The challenge of history and sociology
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