David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (3):409 - 422 (2007)
A consensus exists among contemporary philosophers of biology about the history of their field. According to the received view, mainstream philosophy of science in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s focused on physics and general epistemology, neglecting analyses of the 'special sciences', including biology. The subdiscipline of philosophy of biology emerged (and could only have emerged) after the decline of logical positivism in the 1960s and 70s. In this article, I present bibliometric data from four major philosophy of science journals (Erkenntnis, Philosophy of Science, Synthese, and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science), covering 1930-59, which challenge this view
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Alan Richardson (2012). Occasions for an Empirical History of Philosophy of Science: American Philosophers of Science at Work in the 1950s and 1960s. [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2 (1):1-20.
Similar books and articles
Ronald Munson (1975). Is Biology a Provincial Science? Philosophy of Science 42 (4):428-447.
Werner Callebaut (2005). Again, What the Philosophy of Biology is Not. Acta Biotheoretica 53 (2).
Richard Creath & Jane Maienschein (eds.) (2000). Biology and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press.
James G. Lennox (2001). Aristotle's Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Griffiths, Philosophy of Biology. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Catherine Kendig (2011). Debates in Philosophy of Biology: One Long Argument, or Many? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (1):73 - 81.
Ingo Brigandt (2011). Philosophy of Biology. In Steven French & Juha Saatsi (eds.), The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science. Continuum Press. 246--267.
Alexander Rosenberg (1985). The Structure of Biological Science. Cambridge University Press.
Jacob Stegenga (2009). Philosophy of Experimental Biology. Erkenntnis 71 (3):431-436.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads54 ( #31,548 of 1,100,083 )
Recent downloads (6 months)13 ( #17,182 of 1,100,083 )
How can I increase my downloads?