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  • The Splendid Feast of Reasonby Seymour Jonathan Singer

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Jonathan Singer's witty, erudite book is a celebration of rationality and an urgent call to make use of intelligence and reason to better cope with human problems. Emphasizing the importance of rationality's greatest achievement, modern science, Singer--one of the foremost biologists of our era--argues that for the first time in several million years... more...

  • Studies in Scientific Realismby Andre Kukla

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99

    This book offers a superbly clear analysis of the standard arguments for and against scientific realism. In surveying claims on both sides of the debate, Kukla organizes them in ways that expose unnoticed connections. He identifies broad patterns of error, reconciles seemingly incompatible positions, and discovers unoccupied positions with the potential... more...

  • Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolutionby Jason Scott Robert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    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$ 164.99

    This volume contains an extensive survey and critical examination of current views on the use of expert opinion in scientific inquiry and policy-making. more...

  • Reality and Rationalityby Wesley C. Salmon; Phil Dowe; Merrilee H. Salmon

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    Presents a collection of published articles by one of the top philosophers of science in the 20th century, Wesley C Salmon. This volume is of interest to both undergraduates and professional philosophers, primarily in the philosophy of science. more...

  • Science and Reasonby Henry E. Kyburg

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    The author sets forth his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics, and gives a general overview of the philosophy of science. The text is aimed primarily at cognitive scientists and those working in artificial intelligence. more...

  • Scientific Controversiesby Peter Machamer; Marcello Pera; Aristides Baltas

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99

    Social constructionists claim that scientific debates are influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetoric and professional clout of the participants. These essays undermine an extreme social constructionist perspective and indicate the need for a more realistic scientific rationality. more...

  • The Nature of Explanationby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 59.99

    A new approach to the definition of scientific explanation. Unlike standard theories, it focuses initially on the explaining act itself, to which reference must be made in order to understand what an explanation is and how it can be evaluated in the sciences. 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...

  • 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...