Philosophy of Science / Edition 2

Philosophy of Science / Edition 2

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by Alex Rosenberg
     
 

Identifies the philosophical problems that science raises through an examination of questions about its nature, methods and justification. A valuable introduction for science and philosophy students alike.See more details below

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Identifies the philosophical problems that science raises through an examination of questions about its nature, methods and justification. A valuable introduction for science and philosophy students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415343169
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/20/2005
Series:
Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1Why philosophy of science?1
2Explanation, causation and laws21
3Scientific explanation and its discontents48
4The structure and metaphysics of scientific theories69
5The epistemology of scientific theorizing112
6The challenge of history and post-positivism145
7The contested character of science and the fundamental questions of philosophy170

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