Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction
What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Review: Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #67)User Review - Cameron Jones - Goodreads
The author is clear in explaining philosophical problems in science starting from the general questions on the nature of scientific thought and practice to specific problems in some of the sciences ... Read full review
Review: Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #67)User Review - Joseph Sverker - Goodreads
This is a very good introduction to the philosophy of science. I am by no means an expert in the field, which is also why I wanted to read this book, but I do feel competent enough in the area of ... Read full review