Philosophy of Science
By (author) Alexander Bird
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Philosophy of Science by Alexander Bird
Book DescriptionAn up-to-date, clear but rigorous introduction to the philosophy of science offering an indispensable grounding in the philosophical understanding of science and its problems. The book pays full heed to the neglected but vital conceptual issues such as the nature of scientific laws, while balancing and linking this with a full coverage of epistemological problems such as our knowledge of such laws.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857286816
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexander Bird
Arguing About Science, Hardback (August 2012)
This title offers a selection of through provoking articles that examine a broad range of issues, from the demarcation problem, induction, and explanation, to contemporary issues such as the relationship between science and race and gender, and science and religion.
Properties, Powers and Structures, Hardback (January 2012)
Proceedings of a conference held in July 2009 at the University of Melbourne.
Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Hardback (April 2011)
A guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. It explores issues pertaining to the philosophy of specific sciences (physics, biology, neuroscience, economics, chemistry and mathematics) and general issues in the field, such as explanation, realism, representation, evidence, reduction, laws, causation and confirmation.
Nature's Metaphysics, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Alexander Bird
Nature's Metaphysics argues that a satisfactory philosophy of science requires a metaphysics that is based on the understanding that natural properties are essentially dispositional. Alexander Bird develops a dispositional essentialist account of the laws of nature, defending the claim that laws are metaphysically necessary.
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