The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science / Edition 1

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science / Edition 1

by Stathis Psillos
     
 

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers:

  • historical and philosophical

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Overview

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two 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 Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science addresses all of the essential topics that 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 chapters on individual sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics and psychology), further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter.

Expanded and revised throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on Conventionalism, Social Epistemology, Computer Simulation, Thought Experiments, Pseudoscience, Species and Taxonomy, and Cosmology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415546133
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/02/2010
Series:
Routledge Philosophy Companions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Martin Curd and Stathis Psillos Part 1: Historical and Philosophical Context 1. Conventionalism Robert DiSalle 2. The Epistemology of Science after Quine Paul A. Roth 3. The History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Science Joanne Waugh and Roger Ariew 4. Metaphysics Stephen Mumford 5. Philosophy of Language Rod Bertolet 6. The Role of Logic in Philosophy of Science Diderik Batens 7. Critical Rationalism Gürol Irzik 8. The Historical Turn in the Philosophy of Science Alexander Bird 9. Logical Empiricism Thomas Uebel 10. Pragmatism and Science Robert Almeder 11. Social Epistemology K. Brad Wray Part 2: Debates 12. Bayesianism Colin Howson 13. Computer Simulation Wendy S. Parker 14. Confirmation Alan Hájek and James M. Joyce 15. Empiricism Elliott Sober 16. Essentialism and Natural Kinds Brian Ellis 17. Ethics of Science David B. Resnik 18. Experiment Theodore Arabatzis 19. Explanation Jim Woodward 20. Feminist Approach to the Philosophy of Science Cassandra L. Pinnick 20. Inference to the Best Explanation Peter Lipton 22. Laws of Nature Marc Lange 23. Naturalism Ronald N. Giere 24. Realism/Anti-Realism Michael Devitt 25. Relativism about Science Maria Baghramian 26. Scientific Method Howard Sankey 27. Social Studies of Science Robert Nola 28. The Structure of Theories Steven French 29. Theory-Change John Worrall 30. Thought Experiments James Robert Brown 31. Underdetermination Igor Douven 32. Values in Science Gerald Doppelt Part 3: Concepts 33. Causation Christopher Hitchcock 34. Determinism Barry Loewer 35. Evidence Peter Achinstein 36. Function Denis Walsh 37. Idealization James Ladyman 38. Measurement Hasok Chang and Nancy Cartwright 39. Mechanisms Stuart Glennan 40. Models Demetris Portides 41. Observation André Kukla 42. Prediction Malcolm Forster 43. Probability Maria-Carla Galavotti 44. Pseudoscience Bradley Monton 45. Reduction Sahotra Sarkar 46. Representation in Science Paul Teller 47. Scientific Discovery Thomas Nickles 48. Space and Time Oliver Pooley 49. Species and Taxonomy Marc Ereshefsky 50. Symmetry Margaret Morrison 51. Truthlikeness Graham Oddie 52. Unification Todd Jones 53. The Virtues of a Good Theory Ernan McMullin Part 4: The Individual Sciences 54. Biology Alexander Rosenberg 55. Chemistry Robin Findlay Hendry 56. Cognitive Science Paul Thagard 57. Cosmology Chris Smeenk 58. Economics Uskali Maki 59. Mathematics Peter Clark 60. Physics Simon Saunders 61. Psychology Richard Samuels 62. Social Sciences Harold Kincaid. Index

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