Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Robert Klee (ed.)
Oxford University Press (1999)
Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science features an impressive collection of classical and contemporary readings on a wide range of issues in the philosophy of science. The volume is organized into six sections, each with its own introduction, and includes a general introduction that situates the philosophy of science in relation to other areas of intellectual inquiry. The selections focus on the main issues in the field, including the structure of scientific theories, models of scientific explanation, reductionism, historicist challenges to the objectivity of science, and the dispute over the ontological interpretation of mature scientific theories. Both the positivist model of science and its competitors, including contemporary social constructivist models, are included. Ideal for introductory philosophy of science courses, Scientific Inquiry strives to provide students and other readers with a thorough knowledge of the philosophical complexity of modern science and an appreciation of its authoritative intellectual standing in contemporary life.
|Keywords||Science Philosophy Positivism Historicism|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$9.90 used (85% off) $49.98 new (21% off) $59.20 direct from Amazon (6% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||Q175.S4236 1999|
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
Steven E. Phelan (2001). What Is Complexity Science, Really? Emergence 3 (1):120-136.
Similar books and articles
Gilbert Burgh & Kim Nichols (2012). The Parallels Between Philosophical Inquiry and Scientific Inquiry: Implications for Science Education. Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (10):1045-1059.
Kristina Rolin (2004). Why Gender Is a Relevant Factor in the Social Epistemology of Scientific Inquiry. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):880-891.
Kristina Rolin (2004). Why Gender is a Relevant Factor in the Social Epistemology of Scientific Inquiry. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):880-891.
Samir Okasha (2002). Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Joseph Rouse (1991). The Politics of Postmodern Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of Science 58 (4):607-627.
Robert Klee (1997). Introduction to the Philosophy of Science: Cutting Nature at its Seams. Oxford University Press.
Anthony O'Hear (1989). Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?