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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science

Edited by: Martin Curd , Stathis Psillos

Print publication date:  August  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415518741
eBook ISBN: 9780203744857
Adobe ISBN: 9781135011093

10.4324/9780203744857
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science. It contains sixty-two specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers:

  • historical and philosophical context
  • debates
  • concepts
  • the individual sciences.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science addresses all of the essential topics that students of philosophy of science need to know - from empiricism, explanation and experiment to causation, observation, prediction and more - and contains many helpful features including chapters on individual sciences (such as biology, chemistry, physics and psychology), further reading and cross-referencing at the end of each chapter.

Expanded and revised throughout, this second edition includes new chapters on Conventionalism, Social Epistemology, Computer Simulation, Thought Experiments, Pseudoscience, Species and Taxonomy, and Cosmology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Conventionalism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Epistemology of Science after Quine Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The History of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Science Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Metaphysics Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Philosophy of Language Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Role of Logic in Philosophy of Science Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Critical Rationalism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Historical Turn in the Philosophy of Science Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Logical Empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Pragmatism and Science Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Social Epistemology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Bayesianism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Computer Simulation Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Confirmation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Essentialism and Natural Kinds Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Ethics of Science Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Experiment Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Explanation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Feminist Approach to the Philosophy of Science Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Inference to the Best Explanation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Laws of Nature Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Naturalism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Realism/Anti-Realism Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Relativism about Science Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Scientific Method Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Social Studies of Science Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Structure of Theories Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Theory-Change in Science Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Thought Experiments Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Underdetermination Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Values in Science Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Causation Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Determinism Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Evidence Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Function Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Idealization Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Measurement Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Mechanisms Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Models Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Observation Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Prediction Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Probability Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Pseudoscience Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Reduction Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Representation in Science Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Scientific Discovery Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Space and Time Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Species and Taxonomy Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Symmetry Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Truthlikeness Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Unification Download PDF
Chapter  53:  The Virtues of a Good Theory Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Biology Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Chemistry Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Cognitive Science Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Cosmology Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Economics Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Mathematics Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Physics Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Social Sciences Download PDF
Arguing_About_Science Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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