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  • The Context of Constitutionby Dimitri Ginev

    Springer 2006; US$ 199.00

    Whether philosophy of science is crucially tied down to epistemological justification is a significant topic of contemporary debates. This book sets out an argument against the foundationalist theories of justification. In developing a project of a hermeneutic context of constitution, it advocates new life for philosophy of science. more...

  • Rethinking Explanationby Johannes Persson; Petri Ylikoski

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    The nature of scientific explanation has been an important topic in philosophy of science for many years. This book highlights some of the conceptual problems that still need to be solved and points out a number of fresh philosophical ideas to explore. 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...

  • Mechanics and Natural Philosophy Before the Scientific Revolutionby Walter Roy Laird; Sophie Roux

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Modern mechanics was forged in the seventeenth century from materials inherited from Antiquity and transformed in the period from the Middle Ages through to the sixteenth century. These materials were transmitted through a number of textual traditions and within several disciplines and practices, including ancient and medieval natural philosophy, statics,... more...

  • Mental and the Physicalby Herbert Feigl

    University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 67.50

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  • Rethinking Scientific Change and Theory Comparisonby LÚna Soler; Howard Sankey; Paul Hoyningen-huene

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    The volume is a collection of essays devoted to the analysis of scientific change and stability. It explores the balance and tension that exist between commensurability and continuity on the one hand, and incommensurability and discontinuity on the other. Moreover, it discusses some central epistemological consequences regarding the nature of scientific... more...

  • Natural Laws in Scientific Practiceby Marc Lange

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 49.99

    It is often presumed that the laws of nature have special significance for scientific reasoning. But the laws' distinctive roles have proven notoriously difficult to identify--leading some philosophers to question if they hold such roles at all. This study offers original accounts of the roles that natural laws play in connection with counterfactual... more...

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

    Springer 2009; US$ 269.00

    Showcases French philosophy of science by illustrating the different methods employed: logico-linguistic analysis, rational reconstruction and historical inquiry. This book explains the development of philosophy of science in France, the various schools of thought and methods as well as the major concepts and their significance. more...

  • Denialismby Michael Specter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet. In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before. For centuries,... more...

  • A Second Genesisby Julian Chela-Flores

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 91.00

    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...