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Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction introduces all the main themes in the philosophy of science, including the nature of causation, explanation, laws, theory, models, evidence, reductionism, probability, teleology, realism and instrumentalism. This substantially revised and updated second edition of a highly successful, accessible and user-friendly text will be of value to any student getting to grips with the nature, methods and justification of science. Alex Rosenberg includes new material on a number of subjects, including: · The theory of natural selection · Popper, Lakatos and Leibniz · Feminist philosophy of science · Logical positivism · The origins of science In addition, helpful features add greatly to the ease and clarity of this second edition: · Overviews and chapter summaries · Study questions and annotated further reading · A helpful glossary explaining key words and concepts.
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