The Philosophy of Science

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Sahotra Sarkar, Jessica Pfeifer
Psychology Press, 2006 - Philosophy - 1048 pages

The first in-depth reference in the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopediais a two-volume set that brings together an international team of leading scholars to provide over 130 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science.

The areas covered include:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • epistemology and metaphysics
  • physics
  • psychology and mind
  • the social sciences
  • key figures in the combined studies of science and philosophy.

The essays represent the most up-to-date philosophical thinking on timeless scientific topics such as: determinism, explanation, laws of nature, perception, individuality, time, and economics as well as timely topics like adaptation, conservation biology, quantum logic, consciousness, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.

ion biology, quantum logic, consciousness, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.
 

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