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The Philosophy of Science 2-Volume Set
An Encyclopedia

ISBN 9780415939270
Published December 19, 2005 by Routledge
1048 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The first in-depth reference in the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia is 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.


'Thoughtful, concise essays that are both well structured and ordered... Larger schools with advanced courses of study in philosophy and/or bioethics will find this an extremely valuable addition to their collection.  Highly recommended.' - Choice