3 edition of Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (2nd Edition) found in the catalog.
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (2nd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||416|
This new interdisciplinary textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It unearths central philosophical problems underlying the standard ways of thinking about social institutions and social actions, leading the reader to reflect upon the nature of scientific method itself.5/5(1). Description: An up-to-date, clear but rigorous introduction to the philosophy of science offering an indispensable grounding in the philosophical understanding of science and its problems. The book pays full heed to the neglected but vital conceptual issues such as the nature of scientific laws, while balancing and linking this with a full.
Designed for first-time readers of the subject, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science. With concise profiles presenting the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed in this book, Losee explores the long-argued questions raised by philosophers and scientists about. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by Kent W. Staley at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science - Ebook written by Rudolf Carnap. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read An Introduction to the Philosophy of : Rudolf Carnap. Get this from a library! The meaning of science: an introduction to the philosophy of science. [Tim Lewens] -- "Science has produced explanations for everything from the mechanisms of insect navigation to the formation of black holes and the workings of black markets. But how much can we trust science.
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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science provides a lively and accessible introduction to current key issues and debates in this area. The classic philosophical questions about methodology, progress, rationality and reality are addressed by reference to examples from the full range of natural and social sciences/5(2).
Its clear and readable style help make it "the best book available for the intelligent reader who wants to gain some insight into the nature of contemporary philosophy of science" ― Choice. Foreword to the Basic Books Paperback Edition, (Gardner); Preface (Carnap); Foreword to the Dover Edition (Gardner).
35 black-and-white by: 9. This book has a very introductory nature so is very useful if it really is the first time you've encountered any philosophy of science. Really helps you to get to grips with the foundations of it. However, if you're using it to go alongside a philosophy of science module it probably won't cover enough of the material to be really by: The best philosophy of science books, recommended by Stathis Psillos, a leading defender of scientifc realism.
He introduces the philosophy of science the in-depth coverage of issues not normally treated in general introductions to philosophy of science.
“James Ladyman’s introduction is an excellent appetiser to a full meal of. An introduction to many issues in the philosophy of science which is both engaging and as rigorous as needs be. Make sure to check out the chapter on the Magical View of Language - a thoroughly under-explored philosophical concept which Carnap introduces in this book/5.
This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and by: Philosophy of science 1 Philosophy of science Part of a series on Science • Outline • Portal • Category The philosophy of science is concerned with all the assumptions, foundations, methods, implications of science, and with the use and merit of science.
This discipline sometimes overlaps metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, viz.,File Size: KB. Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Link contains detailed contents; here's the brief contents. Preface A Note for Those Teaching with the Book 1.
Introduction 2. Logic Plus Empiricism 3. Indu. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Fourth edition John Losee the great philosophers of science. It is my hope that this book may be of interest both to students of the philosophy of science and to students of the history of science.
If, on reading this book, a few such students are encouraged to consult some of the works. "The Meaning of Science is a comprehensive, accessible introduction to contemporary philosophy of science.
Engaging, lively, and insightful, Tim Lewens's book is a gem. Highly recommended."―Martin Curd, co-editor of Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues and of The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of ScienceCited by: 4.
This textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It examines questions which give rise to fundamental philosophical issues. Are social structures better conceived of as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices?Cited by: This book is an excellent introduction to philosophy for students and provides researchers of scientific disciplines with an opportunity to reflect upon the value and impact of their work.
It is also a stimulating read for anybody who is interested in the philosophical issues raised by the status of scientific knowledge in contemporary society. How does science work. Does it tell us what the world is "really" like. What makes it different from other ways of understanding the universe.
In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses these questions by taking the reader on a grand tour of one hundred years of debate about science. The result is a completely accessible introduction to the main themes of the philosophy of science.4/5(1).
Reviewed by Bassam Romaya, Philosophy Instructor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on 3/7/ Comprehensiveness rating: 3 see less. As with most disciplines, philosophy comes with its own vast array of key terms, concepts, and vocabulary, which introductory students must learn in order to make sense of the discipline’s contributions and key debates (both past and present).4/5(3).
A reprint of the Prentice-Hall edition of 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/5(2).
In the philosophy of science, especially, there is no clear line where the philosophy ends and the science begins. While few (but still some!) philosophers actually conduct experiments, many philosophers will freely make use of empirical fmdings to support their positions.
Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science by Hakob Barseghyan, Nicholas Overgaard, and Gregory Rupik is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution. This is a great introduction to the philosophy of science.
Basically aimed at the layman I would say, but it could also be used as a companion to a more in depth analysis book of the subject in the classroom. I loved the way it connects the evolution of science with world views a la Quine Kuhn and how it illustrates the conflict, and resolution /5(36).
To accompany 'Introduction to Philosophy', we are pleased to announce a tie-in book from Routledge entitled 'Philosophy for Everyone'. This course companion to the 'Introduction to Philosophy' course was written by the Edinburgh Philosophy team expressly with the needs of MOOC students in mind.
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Is science objective. Can science explain everything. This Very Short Introd. Book Description. Any serious student attempting to better understand the nature, methods and justification of science will value Alex Rosenberg’s updated and substantially revised Third Edition of Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary g together lucid explanations and clear analyses, the volume is a much-used, thematically oriented introduction to the field.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 o/5. This book takes a different tone than Patrick Grim's Philosophy of Science and the Occult, but I consider both to treat the subject matter with balanced accounts and excellent selections.
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