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Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings


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The Philosophy of Science Reader is a comprehensive anthology that draws together leading philosophers writing on the major themes in the philosophy of science. Alex Rosenburg and Yuri Balashov have carefully chosen articles in chapters under the headings: 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 which guides students gently into each topic. The book includes articles by leading philosophers, is highly accessible and user-friendly and provides a broad ranging exploration of the subject drawing from classic and contemporary articles. Ideal for any philosophy student, this book will prove essential reading for any philosophy of science course. The readings are designed to complement Alex Rosenberg's textbook, Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge 2000) Moritz Schlick, Alex Rosenberg, Carl Hempel, van Fraassen, Philip Kitcher, Wesley C. Salmon, J.L. Mackie, John Earman, Ernest Nagel, Paul Feyerabend, Philip Kitcher, Ernest Nagel, Larry Laudan, Gary G

Author Biography

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
Release date Australia
October 25th, 2001
Edited by Alex Rosenberg Edited by Yuri Balashov
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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