Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology

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Timothy McGrew, Marc Alspector-Kelly, Fritz Allhoff
John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2009 - Philosophy - 660 pages
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By combining excerpts from key historical writings with commentaryby experts, Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthologyprovides a comprehensive history of the philosophy of science fromancient to modern times.

  • Provides a comprehensive history of the philosophy of science,from antiquity up to the 20th century
  • Includes extensive commentary by scholars putting the selectedwritings in historical context and pointing out theirinterconnections
  • Covers areas rarely seen in philosophy of science texts,including the philosophical dimensions of biology, chemistry, andgeology
  • Designed to be accessible to both undergraduates and graduatestudents
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Scientific Revolution
95
The Modern Philosophers
183
Methodology and Revolution
238
Part II
307
Confirmation and Observation
379
Methodology
459
Explanation
519
The Realism Debate
573
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Timothy McGrew is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University.

Marc Alspector-Kelly is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University.

Fritz Allhoff is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Mallinson Institute for Science Education, and Director of the History and Philosophy of Science Workgroup at Western Michigan University.

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