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But is it Science?, The Philosophical Question in the Creation/evolution Controversy

This excellent collection, now fully updated, will inform readers about the history of the Creation/Evolution debate and bring philosophical clarity to the complex arguments on both sides.

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Philosophy of Science, A Very Short Introduction

How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully “objective?” What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science, and investigates fascinating, challenging questions…

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Making Truth, Metaphor in Science

How does science work? Making Truth: Metaphor in Science argues that most laypeople, and many scientists, do not have a clear understanding of how metaphor relates to scientific thinking. With stunning clarity, and bridging the worlds of scientists and nonscientists, Theodore L. Brown demonstrates the presence and the power of metaphorical thought. He presents a…

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Analyōmen 2: Logic, epistemology, philosophy of science

Analyōmen 2: Logic, epistemology, philosophy of science

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The “Racial” Economy of Science, Toward a Democratic Future

“The classic and recent essays gathered here will challenge scholars in the natural sciences, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and women’s studies to examine the role of racism in the construction and application of the sciences. Harding… has also created a useful text for diverse classroom settings.” — Library Journal “A rich lode of readily accessible thought…

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Science and Ethics, The Axiological Contexts of Science

Philosophy of science used to be identified with the logical and methodological analysis of scientific theories, and any allusion to values was considered as a deplorable intromission in a philosophical investigation that should remain strictly epistemological. As a reaction against this view, an opposite «sociological» approach downplayed the usual virtues of scientific knowledge (such as…

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Philosophy of Science, A Contemporary Introduction

This user-friendly text covers key issues in the philosophy of science in an accessible and philosophically serious way. It will prove valuable to students studying philosophy of science as well as science students. Prize-winning author Alex Rosenberg explores the philosophical problems that science raises by its very nature and method. He skilfully demonstrates that scientific…

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Science, Values, and Objectivity

Few people would argue that science in all its aspects is a value-free endeavor. At the very least, values affect decisions about the choice of research problems to investigate and the uses to which the results of research are applied. This book reveals that the connections and interactions between values and science are quite complex.

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A Model-Theoretic Realist Interpretation of Science

In this book Emma Ruttkamp demonstrates the power of the full-blown employment of the model-theoretic paradigm in the philosophy of science. Within this paradigm she gives an account of sciences as process and product. She expounds the “received statement” and the “non-statement” views of science, and shows how the model-theoretic approach resolves the spurious tension…

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Science as Practice and Culture

Science as Practice and Culture explores one of the newest and most controversial developments within the rapidly changing field of science studies: the move toward studying scientific practice—the work of doing science—and the associated move toward studying scientific culture, understood as the field of resources that practice operates in and on. Andrew Pickering has invited…