Knowing the Structure of Nature
Essays on Realism and Explanation
By (author) Stathis Psillos
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Knowing the Structure of Nature by Stathis Psillos
Book DescriptionIn this sequel to the highly acclaimed Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth , Psillos discusses recent developments in scientific realism and explores realist theses and commitments. He examines the structuralist turn in the philosophy of science and offers a framework within which inference to the best explanation can be defended.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230007116
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stathis Psillos
Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science, Hardback (July 2013)
This is an indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems, and topics in the philosophy of science. It contains 62 specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors.
Philosophy of Science A-Z, Paperback (March 2007)
This book gives concise, accurate and illuminating accounts of key positions, concepts, arguments and figures in the philosophy of science. It aids understanding of current debates, explains their historical development and connects them with broader philosophical issues.
Scientific Realism, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Stathis Psillos
This study aims to restore the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism. The book shows that throughout the 20th century, scientific realism has been challenged by philosophical positions from all angles: from reductive empiricism, to instrumentalism and to modern sceptical empiricism.
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Author Biography - Stathis Psillos
STATHIS PSILLOS is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Athens, Greece. He is the author of Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth (1999), Causation and Explanation (2002) and Philosophy of Science A-Z (2007). He edited with Martin Curd The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science, (2008). He has published over sixty articles in various areas in the philosophy of science. In 2007, he was elected President of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA).
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