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Philosophy of Science
By Marc Lange

Philosophy of Science

An Anthology

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Philosophy of Science by Marc Lange

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Philosophy of Science: An Anthology assembles some of the finest papers in the philosophy of science since 1945, showcasing enduring classics alongside important and innovative recent work. * Introductions by the editor highlight connections between selections, and contextualize the articles * Nine sections address topics at the heart of philosophy of science, including realism and the character of scientific theories, scientific explanations and laws of nature, singular casusation, and the metaphysical implications of modern physics * Provides an authoritative and accessible overview of the field

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405130332
ISBN-10: 1405130334
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 174mm x 53mm)
Pages: 664
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marc Lange

Marc Lange is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Natural Laws in Scientific Practice (2000) and An Introduction to the Philosophy of Physics: Locality, Fields, Energy, and Mass (Blackwell, 2002), as well as numerous articles.

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