The Philosophy of Science 2-Volume Set: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Philosophy of Science 2-Volume Set

An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

Edited by Sahotra Sarkar, Jessica Pfeifer


1,048 pages | 46 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415939270
pub: 2005-12-19
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Reference
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects