Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science

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Prometheus Books, 1998 - Philosophy - 579 pages
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This popular reader is vastly updated with ten stimulating new selections on the natural and the social sciences; feminism; postmodernism, relativism, and science; confirmation, acceptance, and theory; explanatory unification; and science and values. Retaining the best essays from the previous editions, the editors have added important new pieces to maintain this influential text's relevance for today and tomorrow. Included are new study questions, updated section introductions, revised select bibliographies, and a valuable appendix for instructors with case studies for each section. Included are works by Kurt Baler, Paul Feyerabend, Bas van Frassen, Ronald Giere, Carl G. Hempel, Robert Hollinger, Philip Kitcher, Thomas Kuhn, Sir Karl Popper, Wesley Salmon, Hugh Tomlinson, Stephen Toulmin, John Ziman, and others.

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Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
9
Acknowledgments
15
Science and Pseudoscience
25
Copyright

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Klemke is a professor of philosophy at Iowa State University.

Hollinger is professor of philosophy at Iowa State University.

Rudge is an assistant professor of philosophy of biology at Iowa State University.

Kline is professor of the philosophy of science at the State University of New York College at New Paltz.

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