Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science : Cutting Nature at Its Seams

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A survey of the philosophy of science from positivism to social constructivism, this book focuses on the ontological implications of science. The author uses immunology as a source of descriptive examples, thus providing lively illustrations from a life science with universal appeal and allowing continuity throughout this volume. The coverage of Quinean holism and supervenience clarifies concepts which have been often misunderstood, while the discussion of the Kuhnian model of science rectifies the distortions it underwent due to misuse in the past. Feminist and nonfeminist concepts of science, as well as social constructivist models are investigated by Klee.show more

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  • Hardback | 271 pages
  • 160.27 x 241.3 x 18.29mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 18 line drawings, bibliography, glossary
  • 0195106105
  • 9780195106107