- Series: Very Short Introductions
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (September 28, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0198745583
- ISBN-13: 978-0198745587
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.4 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 93 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction 2nd Edition
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"The 2nd Edition of Samir Okasha's Philosophy of Science: A Very Short
Introduction is a fantastic entry point for all those who would like to get an
overview of the issues philosophers of science grapple with. The book is written in a
highly accessible and clear fashion, and manages to cover an impressively wide - and I would say, representative - range of topics on a mere 130 pages." - Samuel Schindler, Metascience
About the Author
Samir Okasha is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Bristol, where he has taught since 2003. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Philosophy of Science, and has previously served as Associate Editor for the European Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He is currently the holder of a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award, for a research project entitled Darwinism and the Theory of Rational Choice. His articles have appeared in multiple leading philosophy and science journal, and he has authored several books, including Evolution and the Levels of Selection (OUP, 2006) and Evolution and Rationality (CUP, 2014).
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I have just minor remarks. It would be better if there were a bit more description of quantum mechanics, namely with respect to the question whether it supports anti-realism or not, and if there were an example of the theory-ladenness of perceptions.