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  • Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolutionby Jason Scott Robert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice. more...

  • Experts in Uncertaintyby Roger M. Cooke; Kristin Shrader-Frechette

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 189.99 US$ 163.39

    This book is an extensive survey and critical examination of the literature on the use of expert opinion in scientific inquiry and policy making. The elicitation, representation, and use of expert opinion is increasingly important for two reasons: advancing technology leads to more and more complex decision problems, and technologists are turning... more...

  • A House Built on Sandby Noretta Koertge

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Cultural critics say that "science is politics by other means," arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites. They base their claims on historical case studies purporting to show the systematic intrusion of sexist, racist, capitalist, colonialist and/or professional interests into... more...

  • Science and Reasonby Henry E. Jr. Kyburg

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    In this work Henry Kyburg presents his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics. The main structure of the book consists of a presentation of Kyburg's notions of epistemic probability and its use in the scientific enterprise i.e., the effort to modify previously adopted beliefs... more...

  • The Nature of Explanationby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This book offers a new approach to scientific explanation by focusing initially on the act in which someone explains something, then upon the "product" of that act--an explanation--and finally upon the evaluation of that product. The theory of explanation Achinstein develops is used to assess leading models of scientific explanation in the literature,... more...

  • Science, Truth, and Democracyby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Striving to boldly redirect the philosophy of science, this book by renowned philosopher Philip Kitcher examines the heated debate surrounding the role of science in shaping our lives. Kitcher explores the sharp divide between those who believe that the pursuit of scientific knowledge is always valuable and necessary--the purists--and those who believe... more...

  • Testing Scientific Theoriesby John Earman

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 57.00

    Testing Scientific Theories was first published in 1984. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Since much of a scientist's work consists of constructing arguments to show how experiments and observation... more...

  • Mental and the Physicalby Herbert Feigl

    University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 67.50

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  • Natural Laws in Scientific Practiceby Marc Lange

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Philosopher of science Marc Lange aims to develop a new account of the roles that laws of nature play in scientific reasoning (such as counterfactual conditionals, inductive projections, and scientific explanations) and what those roles imply about the very nature of natural laws. more...

  • French Studies in the Philosophy of Scienceby Anastasios Brenner; Jean Gayon

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 269.00

    This book contains fifteen contributions from philosophers and scientists that showcase French philosophy of science studies. It includes a thorough historical introduction that describes the various schools of thoughts and methods as well as major concepts. more...