Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science

Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science

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Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science asks twelve philosophers to debate six questions (two philosophers per debate) that are driving contemporary work in this area of philosophy. But each question also leads readers back to more general issues and shows how these general issues play out in contemporary debates. The result is a book that's perfect for the advanced student, building up her knowledge of the foundations of the field while also engaging with its cutting-edge questions. Preliminary descriptions of each chapter, annotated bibliographies for each controversy, study questions, and a supplemental guide to further controversies in philosophy of science (with bibliographies) help provide clearer and richer snapshots of active controversies for all readers.show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 1138825786
  • 9781138825789

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Introduction Shamik Dasgupta, Princeton University Brad Weslake, University of Rochester PART I: Is there scientific evidence for design? PART II: What is the role of mathematics in scientific explanation? PART III: Is space(time) fundamental? PART IV: When can we test fundamental theories against all the alternatives? PART V: Are all chances grounded by statistical mechanical chances? PART VI: Are sexes natural kinds?show more

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