Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Author: Merrilee H. Salmon

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872204502

Category: Science

Page: 458

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A reprint of the Prentice-Hall edition of 1992. Prepared by nine distinguished philosophers and historians of science, this thoughtful reader represents a cooperative effort to provide an introduction to the philosophy of science focused on cultivating an understanding of both the workings of science and its historical and social context. Selections range from discussions of topics in general methodology to a sampling of foundational problems in various physical, biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Each chapter contains a list of suggested readings and study questions.
Introducing Philosophy of Science
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Ziauddin Sardar
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-18 - Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

What do scientists actually do? Is science "value-free"? How has science evolved through history? Where is science leading us? "Introducing Philosophy of Science" is a clear and incisively illustrated map of the big questions underpinning science. It is essential reading for students, the general public, and even scientists themselves.
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
Language: en
Pages: 458
Authors: Merrilee H. Salmon, Clark Glymour
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

A reprint of the Prentice-Hall edition of 1992. Prepared by nine distinguished philosophers and historians of science, this thoughtful reader represents a cooperative effort to provide an introduction to the philosophy of science focused on cultivating an understanding of both the workings of science and its historical and social context.
Introducing Philosophy of Religion
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Chad Meister
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Does God exist? What about evil and suffering? How does faith relate to science? Is there life after death? These questions fascinate everyone and lie at the heart of philosophy of religion. Chad Meister offers an up-to-date introduction to the field, focussing not only on traditional debates but also on
Philosophy of Science and the Occult
Language: en
Pages: 402
Authors: Patrick Grim
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-07-17 - Publisher: SUNY Press

This book both introduces the philosophy of science through examination of the occult and examines the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in the philosophy of science. Placed in the context of the occult, philosophy of science issues become immediately understandable and forcefully compelling. Divergent views on astrology, parapsychology,
Introducing Philosophy of Mathematics
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Michele Friend
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

What is mathematics about? Does the subject-matter of mathematics exist independently of the mind or are they mental constructions? How do we know mathematics? Is mathematical knowledge logical knowledge? And how is mathematics applied to the material world? In this introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, Michele Friend examines these