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Philosophy of Science

  • Models, Simulations, and Representations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Humphreys, Cyrille Imbert

    Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Conservative Reductionism

    1st Edition

    By Michael Esfeld, Christian Sachse

    Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Vanishing Matter and the Laws of Motion

    Descartes and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Anstey, Dana Jalobeanu

    This volume explores the themes of vanishing matter, matter and the laws of nature, the qualities of matter, and the diversity of the debates about matter in the early modern period. Chapters are unified by a number of interlocking themes which together enable some of the broader contours of the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    1st Edition

    By Julian Reiss

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Realism, Science, and Pragmatism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth R. Westphal

    This collection of original essays aims to reinvigorate the debate surrounding philosophical realism in relation to philosophy of science, pragmatism, epistemology, and theory of perception. Questions concerning realism are as current and as ancient as philosophy itself; this volume explores…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lawrence Shapiro

    Embodied cognition is one of the foremost areas of study and research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science. The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics and debates in this exciting subject and essential…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ivor Grattan-Guinness

    * Examines the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times up to the twentieth century * 176 articles contributed by authors of 18 nationalities* Chronological table of main events in the development of mathematics* Fully…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

  • Explaining Science's Success

    Understanding How Scientific Knowledge Works, 1st Edition

    By John Wright

    Paul Feyeraband famously asked, what's so great about science? One answer is that it has been surprisingly successful in getting things right about the natural world, more successful than non-scientific or pre-scientific systems, religion or philosophy. Science has been able to formulate theories…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge

  • Science and Human Progress

    1st Edition

    By Oliver Sir Lodge

    Originally delivered as a series of lectures for the Halley Stewart trust in 1926, Lodge’s work was collected and first published in 1927. Lodge uses his scientific training to inquire into such general issues as religion, human progress, and societal advances with an aim to better understand the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Darwinism and Modern Socialism

    1st Edition

    By F.W. Headley

    An adamant fan of Darwin, F.W. Headley attempts to argue the difficulties of believing in Socialism and Darwinism simultaneously and highlights issues which could prevent Socialism from being put into practice. Originally published in 1909, this study uses examples of communities in countries such…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Beyond Physics

    Or the Idealisation of Mechanism, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Sir Lodge

    Originally published in 1930, Sir Oliver Lodge proposes a connection between physics and philosophy, or as he describes it, a key to unlock the intricate connection between mind and matter. A response to early twentieth century mathematically-led philosophy, Lodge looks at physics from a physical…

    Paperback – 2017-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • God and the Multiverse

    Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Klaas Kraay

    In recent decades, scientific theories have postulated the existence of many universes beyond our own. The details and implications of these theories are hotly contested. Some philosophers argue that these scientific models count against the existence of God. Others, however, argue that if God…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Being Human

    Between Animals and Technology , 1st Edition

    Edited by Ron Broglio, Frederick Young

    Technology and animals often serve as the boundaries by which we define the human. In this issue contributors explore these categories as necessary supplements or as porous membranes which disturb the scaffolding of how the human is constructed. A lingering question throughout is whether we have…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • Dispositions and Causal Powers

    1st Edition

    By Bruno Gnassounou

    Edited by Max Kistler

    Dispositions are everywhere. We say that a wall is hard, that water quenches thirst and is transparent, that dogs can swim and oak trees can let their leaves fall, and that acid has the power to corrode metals. All these statements express attributions of dispositions, be they physical,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Marxist Philosophy and the Sciences

    1st Edition

    By J. B. S. Haldane

    This book, first published in 1938, is based upon the Muirhead lectures on political philosophy delivered in the University of Birmingham in January and February of 1938. This title was intended to be of interest to students and scientific workers in the belief that Marxism will prove valuable to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Powers and Capacities in Philosophy

    The New Aristotelianism, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Greco, Ruth Groff

    Powers and Capacities in Philosophy is designed to stake out an emerging, discipline-spanning neo-Aristotelian framework grounded in realism about causal powers.  The volume brings together for the first time original essays by leading philosophers working on powers in relation to metaphysics,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge

  • Scientific Realism and the Rationality of Science

    1st Edition

    By Howard Sankey

    Scientific realism is the position that the aim of science is to advance on truth and increase knowledge about observable and unobservable aspects of the mind-independent world which we inhabit. This book articulates and defends that position. In presenting a clear formulation and addressing the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Nietzsche and Science

    1st Edition

    By Thomas H. Brobjer

    Edited by Gregory Moore

    Nietzsche and Science explores the German philosopher's response to the extraordinary cultural impact of the natural sciences in the late nineteenth century. It argues that the science of his day exerted a powerful influence on his thought and provided an important framework within which he…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

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