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eBook The Philosophy of Science (A Bradford Book) ePub

by Richard Boyd,Philip Gasper,John D. Trout

  • ISBN: 0262023156
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Richard Boyd,Philip Gasper,John D. Trout
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: A Bradford Book (June 26, 1991)
  • Pages: 816
  • ePub book: 1142 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1863 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 508

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Incidentally, the Boyd et al. book is a very good collection of papers.

ISBN-13: 978-0262521567. Incidentally, the Boyd et al. The section on Philosophy of Physics, in particular, includes some interesting introductory-level papers on quantum mechanics; and its collection of papers on scientific realism is the best I've ever seen in an anthology.

Part One deals with basic theoretical issues: confirmation, semantics, and the interpretation of theories; causation and explanation; and reductionism and the unity of science. In Part Two, these relatively abstract themes are illustrated and examined further in light of issues in the various special sciences such as physics, biology, psychology, and social science.

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The Philosophy of Science. Richard Boyd, Philip Gasper, J. D. Trout. This book works well as an introduction to the contemporary philosophy of science. John D. Trout teaches philosophy in Hoboken, New Jersey. It's a collection of good papers which provide a nice historical arc from logical positivism to the present day. The.

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. -787) and indexes. Personal Name: Boyd, Richard. Personal Name: Gasper, Philip. Personal Name: Trout, J. Rubrics: Science Philosophy Social sciences. leave here couple of words about this book: Tags: Art Greco-Roman. Richard Boyd is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University. Readings that chart the rise and decline of logical positivism and the emergence of a new consensus, emphasizing the relation between theoretical and applied questions. Philip Gasper is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Middlebury College.

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Philosophy of Social Science, General Works in Philosophy of Social Science. The Neurobiology of Observation. Similar books and articles. categorize this paper). On the Notion of Evolutionary Progress. What is the Logical Form of Probability Assignment in Quantum Mechanics? John F. Halpin. Stefano Gattei - 2008 - Ashgate. Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science From Bunk.

Boyd, Richard, Philip Gasper and . : 1991, The Philosophy of Science, A Bradford Book, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Cao, T. Y. (e. : 1999, Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Field Theory, Cambridge University Press. Christiaens, . 2002, ‘Some Notes on Aerts' Interpretation of the EPR-paradox and the Violation of Bell-inequalities’, in D. Aerts, M. Czachor and T. Durt, Probing the Structure of Quantum Mechanics: Nonlinerity, Computation and Axiomatics, Singapore: World Scientific.

Readings that chart the rise and decline of logical positivism and the emergence of a new consensus, emphasizing the relation between theoretical and applied questions.The more than forty readings in this anthology cover the most important developments if the past six decades, charting the rise and decline of logical positivism and the gradual emergence of a new consensus concerning the major issues and theoretical options in the field. The editors have included articles on all the major special sciences and emphasize the relation between the more theoretical and applied questions.Part One deals with basic theoretical issues: confirmation, semantics, and the interpretation of theories; causation and explanation; and reductionism and the unity of science. In Part Two, these relatively abstract themes are illustrated and examined further in light of issues in the various special sciences including physics, biology, psychology, and social science.

Comments

Browelali Browelali
As another reviewer stated, this is NOT a book for the beginner in philosophy of science. An undergraduate philosophy student who has taken other upper-level philosophy courses may have a slightly easier time with it, but some concepts are proper of scientific epistemology and require either previous expertise or thorough discussion on the instructor's part.

The content itself, of course, is excellent and quite comprehensive. Just consider your level of philosophical education and know what you're getting.
Nto Nto
This book is a kind of classic in that it has been widely adopted as a college textbook.
The only problem with book is that writing is archaic (some of the articles were written nearly 50 years ago), and thus hard to read.
After finishing this book, you may have a feeling of relief (for reading up a hard-to-read book) and excitement (for learning a lot about
philosophy of science).
Ahieones Ahieones
It is what I expected and wanted - a collection of essays on the subject. I am satisfied. The essays are excellent.
Windbearer Windbearer
Amazon's blurb above is obviously a summary of Elliot Sober's book Reconstructing the Past, *not* this introductory anthology in the philosophy of science edited by Richard Boyd et al... I've seen a few similar mistakes on Amazon recently.

Incidentally, the Boyd et al. book is a very good collection of papers. The section on Philosophy of Physics, in particular, includes some interesting introductory-level papers on quantum mechanics; and its collection of papers on scientific realism is the best I've ever seen in an anthology.

A major weakness of the collection is its extremely poor line-editing: in a few articles I noticed 2-3 typographical errors per page. This is especially unfortunate, since the book's primary market is (presumably) as a textbook, and, in a technical subject like philosophy of science, such typographical errors could be a great impediment to students' comprehension.

Another potential weakness (regarding its suitability as a textbook) is its relative lack of history of science and sociology of science material (i.e. Kuhn, Barnes and Bloor, Longino, Latour, etc.). A few items are included, but the volume's center of gravity is clearly analytic philosophy of science.
Mr.Savik Mr.Savik
The book includes essays and articles from most well-known philosophers of science, in practically every branch and school (from Kuhn to Cartwright). It is an excellent text for gaining a broader insight into the subject, but not quite for beginners. An excellent addition to a science and/or philosophy library for its broad scope.