Nancy Cartwright’s Philosophy of Science

Routledge (2008)
Authors
Stephan Hartmann
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Carl Hoefer
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Luc Bovens
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Abstract
Nancy Cartwright is one of the most distinguished and influential contemporary philosophers of science. Despite the profound impact of her work, there is neither a systematic exposition of Cartwright’s philosophy of science nor a collection of articles that contains in-depth discussions of the major themes of her philosophy. This book is devoted to a critical assessment of Cartwright’s philosophy of science and contains contributions from Cartwright's champions and critics. Broken into three parts, the book begins by addressing Cartwright's views on the practice of model building in science and the question of how models represent the world before moving on to a detailed discussion of methodologically and metaphysically challenging problems. Finally, the book addresses Cartwright's original attempts to clarify profound questions concerning the metaphysics of science. With contributions from leading scholars, such as Ronald N. Giere and Paul Teller, this unique volume will be extremely useful to philosophers of science the world over.
Keywords Science Philosophy  Science Methodology
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Call number Q175.C373 2008
ISBN(s) 9780415883924   9780203895467   041588392X   9780415386005
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