David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Lawrence Sklar (ed.)
About the Series Contemporary philosophy of science combines a general study from a philosophical perspective of the methods of science, with an inquiry, again from the philosophical point of view, into foundational issues that arise in the various special sciences. Methodological philosophy of science has deep connections with issues at the center of pure philosophy. It makes use of important results, for example, in traditional epistemology, metaphysics and the philosophy of language. It also connects in various ways with other disciplines such as the history and sociology of the sciences, with pure logic, and with such branches of mathematics as probability theory. These volumes are, for the most part, devoted to readings in the methodological aspects of the philosophy of science. One volume, however, takes up the philosophical issues in the foundations of a particularly important special science, that is the issues in the foundations of theories of contemporary physics. The methodological volumes cover a number of crucial general problem areas. The first volume takes up issues in the nature of scientific explanation, and the related issues of the nature of scientific law and of the casual relation among events. The second volume explores issues in the nature and structure of scientific theories. The third volume collects inquiries into the nature of scientific change, as one theory is replaced by another. Volume four is devoted to readings concerning the nature of probability and the nature and justification of inductive reasoning in science. The following volume continues the exploration of the issue of confirming and rejecting theories with a series of readings devoted to Bayesian methodologies in science and to the exploration of non-inductive strategies for rationalizing belief. Finally, volume six explores three major problem areas in the foundation of physics: the nature and rationale for physical theories of space and time; the interpretive problems arising out of the quantum theory; and some puzzles arising out of statistical mechanical theories of physics. The readings are selected and arranged to provide the user with systematic access to the most important contemporary themes in methodological philosophy of science and in philosophy of physics. The selections include many recent contributions to the field, as well as papers and extracts from books and journals otherwise not easily available.
|Keywords||Science Philosophy Science Methodology Physics Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$81.48 used (51% off) $145.00 direct from Amazon $165.00 new Amazon page|
|Call number||Q175.P51227 2000|
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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Paul Feyerabend (1981). Problems of Empiricism. Cambridge University Press.
Samir Okasha (2002). Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Yuri Balashov & Alexander Rosenberg (eds.) (2002). Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings. Routledge.
Paul Feyerabend (1981). Realism, Rationalism, and Scientific Method. Cambridge University Press.
Lawrence Sklar (1993). Physics and Chance: Philosophical Issues in the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics. Cambridge University Press.
Imre Lakatos (1978). The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. Cambridge University Press.
Imre Lakatos (1978). Mathematics, Science, and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press.
Abner Shimony (1993). Search for a Naturalistic World View. Cambridge University Press.
Jonathan Barnes (ed.) (1982). Science and Speculation: Studies in Hellenistic Theory and Practice. Editions De La Maison des Sciences De L'Homme.
Robert Klee (ed.) (1999). Scientific Inquiry: Readings in the Philosophy of Science. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #112,605 of 1,098,829 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #286,314 of 1,098,829 )
How can I increase my downloads?