Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by John Losee
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Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
By John Losee

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

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Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by John Losee

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Designed 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 Details

ISBN: 9780198700555
ISBN-10: 0198700555
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Losee

John Losee is Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College, USA.

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