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  • Science and Reasonby Henry E. Jr. Kyburg

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 144.99

    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

    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

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

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 182.37

    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...

  • Philosophies of the Sciencesby Fritz Allhoff

    Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36

    A collection of essays discussing a wide range of sciences and the central philosophical issues associated with them, presenting the sciences collectively to encourage a greater understanding of their associative theoretical foundations, as well as their relationships to each other. Offers a new and unique approach to studying and comparing the... more...

  • A Second Genesisby Julian Chela-Flores

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 56.00 US$ 50.96

    A Second Genesis enquires why nature is intelligible. The fast growth of technology and deeper understanding of the humanities have provided significant clues. Answering the question why nature can be understood requires an introduction to the new science of astrobiology and the exploration of the Solar System. A careful discussion of a “second... more...

  • The One Culture?by Jay A. Labinger; Harry Collins

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    So far the "Science Wars" have generated far more heat than light. Combatants from one or the other of what C. P. Snow famously called "the two cultures" (science versus the arts and humanities) have launched bitter attacks but have seldom engaged in constructive dialogue about the central issues. In The One Culture?, Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins... more...

  • A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophyby John F. W. Herschel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    Originally published in 1830, this book can be called the first modern work in the philosophy of science, covering an extraordinary range of philosophical, methodological, and scientific subjects.  "Herschel's book . . . brilliantly analyzes both the history and nature of science."?Keith Stewart Thomson, American Scientist more...