The Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues

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Martin Curd, J. Jan A. Cover
W W Norton & Company Incorporated, Jan 1, 1998 - Philosophy - 1379 pages
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Gathering 49 readings on a variety of topics science and pseudoscience; rationality, objectivity, and values in science; laws of nature; models of explanation, among others this anthology introduces students to the often challenging problems examined by major thinkers in the field. Combine this with thoughtful and thorough apparatus, and Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues is the most flexible and comprehensive collection ever created for undergraduate courses.

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User Review  - Texsain - LibraryThing

It is my belief that anybody studying any particular field should be able to define what that field is. Unfortunately, too often people take for granted what some, such as "science," is. "Philosophy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lourenšo - Goodreads

I haven't actually read all the articles, but from all I've read this is probably one of the best (if not the best) compilations on the subject. Highly recommended. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Martin Curd is associate professor of philosophy at Purdue University. He has a B.A. in natural sciences from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Pittsburgh. Working mainly in philosophy of science and epistemology, he is coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science (2008).

J. A. Cover is professor of philosophy at Purdue University. Leaving a research post after completing a B.S. in biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, Davis, he took a B.A. in philosophy at Syracuse University, where he later received his M.A. and Ph.D. Published widely in journals and books on issues in early modern philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of science, he is coeditor of Central Themes in Early Modern Philosophy (Hackett, 1990), coauthor of Theories of Knowledge and Reality , Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 1994), coauthor of Leibniz on Substance and Individuation (Cambridge, 1999), and coeditor of Leibniz: Nature and Freedom (Oxford, 2005).

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