The philosophical questions raised by the history and practice of science are among the most complex and stimulating. Science: Key Concepts in Philosophy is the ideal first stop for any student wishing to get to grips with this challenging subject. Written with the specific needs of students new to the discipline in mind, it covers the work of key thinkers and outlines clearly the central questions, problems and arguments encountered in studying the philosophy of science. This is a practical and informative introduction to a major component of the undergraduate philosophy curriculum.
Key Concepts in Philosophy is a series of concise, accessible and engaging introductions to the core ideas and subjects encountered in the study of philosophy. Specially written to meet the needs of students and those with an interest in, but little prior knowledge of, philosophy, these books open up fascinating, yet sometimes difficult ideas. The series builds to give a solid grounding in philosophy and each book is also ideal as a companion to further study.
About the Author
Steven French is Professor of the Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Science and Partial Truth (OUP, 2003) and numerous articles on the philosophy of science.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Discovery Chapter 3: Heuristics Chapter 4: JustificationChapter 5: ObservationChapter 6: Experiment Chapter 7: Realism Chapter 8: Anti-Realism Chapter 9: Independence Chapter 10: Gender BiasChapter 11: Summary and Further Readings