Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings

Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings

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This comprehensive anthology draws together writings by leading philosophers on the philosophy of science. Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay from the editors, guiding students gently into the topic. Accessible and wide-ranging, the text draws on both contemporary and twentieth century sources.
The readings are designed to complement Alex Rosenberg's textbook, Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge 2000), but can also serve as a stand-alone volume in any philosophy of science course.
Includes readings from the following leading philosophers: Achinstein, Anderson, Bloor, Earman, Feyerabend, Gutting, Hanson, Hempel, Kitcher, Kuhn, Laudan, Leplin, Mackie, McMullin, Nagel, Popper, Quine, Rosenberg, Russell, Salmon, Schlick, Shapere, Van Fraassen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 40.64mm | 816g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415257824
  • 9780415257824
  • 844,996

Table of contents

Moritz Schlick, Alexander Rosenberg, Carl Hempel, van Fraassen, Philip Kitcher, Wesley C. Salmon, J.L. Mackie, John Earman, Ernst Nagel, Paul Feyerabend, Philip Kitcher, Larry Laudan, Gary Gutting, Ernan McMullin, Bertrand Russell, Karl Popper, Charles Darwin, Peter Achinstein, N. Russell Hanson, W.V. Quine, Jarrett Leplin, Wesley Salmon, Dudley Shapere, Thomas Kuhn, David Bloor, Elizabeth Anderson
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"The essays in this collection, many of them modern classics, illuminate some of the most central and exciting issues in the subject. The editors have provided each cluster of readings with a helpful introduction, study questions and suggestions for further reading, making this volume an excellent way into the philosophy of science."
-Peter Lipton, University of Cambridge
"A remarkable collection with classic and modern selections."
"The selections are appropriate both for the topics to be covered and for the intended audience. The entries are good, solid, important pieces that have directed the philosophy of science. The editor's introductions are clear and helpful. This makes a nice companion to "IPhilosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction ."
-Peter Kosso, North Arizona University
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About Yuri Balashov

Yuri Balashov teaches Philosophy at the University of Georgia, USA. He has published extensively in the leading Philosophy and Philosophy of Science journals. Alex Rosenberg teaches Philosophy at Duke University. His books include Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2000) and The Philosophy of Social Science (1995). In 1993 he won the Lakatos Prize in the Philosophy of Science
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