A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
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By (author) John Losee
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Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by John Losee
Book DescriptionDesigned for those coming to the subject for the first time, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science. With concise profiles introducing the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed, Losee explores the long-argued questions raised by philosophers and scientists about the proper evaluation of science. This new edition incorporates contemporary developments in the discipline, including recent work on theory-appraisal, experimental practice, the debate over scientific realism, and the philosophy of biology. Taking a balanced and informative approach, with a focus on the historical development of the subject, John Losee presents a full and up to date account that is ideal for the introductory reader. NEW TO THIS EDITION: coverage of recent developments in Philosophy of Science, including philosophy of biology, normative naturalism, theory appraisal, experimental practice, theories of explanation, and scientific realism
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198700555
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Losee
Theories of Scientific Progress, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by John Losee
When we look back at the scientific theories of the past and compare them to the state of science today, there seems little doubt that we have made progress. But is progress a continuous process which gradually incorporates past successes into present theories, or are entrenched theories overthrown by superior competitors in a revolutionary manner?
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Author Biography - John Losee
John Losee is Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College, USA.
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