Philosophy: Philosophy of Science

  • The Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Metaphysical Grounding

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Raven

    Some of philosophy’s biggest questions, both historically and today, are in-virtue-of questions: In virtue of what is an action right or wrong? In virtue of what am I the same person my mother bore? In virtue of what is an artwork beautiful? Philosophers attempt to answers many of these types of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • Core Questions in Philosophy book cover

    Core Questions in Philosophy

    7th Edition

    By Elliott Sober

    Writing in an engaging lecture-style format, Elliott Sober shows students how philosophy is best used to evaluate many different kinds of arguments and to construct sound theories. Well known historical texts are included, not as a means to honor the dead or merely to discuss what various…

    Paperback – 2020-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (1989): Herbert Blumer and the Chicago Tradition book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (1989)

    Herbert Blumer and the Chicago Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Martyn Hammersley

    Originally published in 1989, The Dilemma of Qualitative Method is a stimulating guide to the discussion of qualitative versus quantitative approaches to social research, originated in nineteenth-century debates about the relationship between the methods of history and natural science. One of the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Guide to Field Philosophy: Case Studies and Practical Strategies book cover

    A Guide to Field Philosophy

    Case Studies and Practical Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyn Brister, Robert Frodeman

    Philosophers increasingly engage in practical work with other disciplines and the world at large. This volume draws together the lessons learned from this work--including philosophers’ contributions to scientific research projects, consultations on matters of policy, and expertise provided to…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
    Routledge

  • Reflections on the Practice of Physics: James Clerk Maxwell’s Methodological Odyssey in Electromagnetism book cover

    Reflections on the Practice of Physics

    James Clerk Maxwell’s Methodological Odyssey in Electromagnetism, 1st Edition

    By Giora Hon, Bernard R Goldstein

    This monograph examines James Clerk Maxwell’s contributions to electromagnetism to gain insight into the practice of science by focusing on scientific methodology as applied by scientists. First and foremost, this study is concerned with practices that are reflected in scientific texts and the ways…

    Hardback – 2020-02-20 
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • The Foundations of Bayesian Epistemology: A Philosophical Introduction book cover

    The Foundations of Bayesian Epistemology

    A Philosophical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Kenny Easwaran

    This book introduces students and researchers to the philosophical issues at play in the growing field of formal (or Bayesian) epistemology.  It focuses not on how to do particular calculations but instead on the philosophical foundations at the convergence of belief and mathematical representation…

    Paperback – 2020-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Reason and Nature: An Essay on the Meaning of Scientific Method book cover

    Reason and Nature

    An Essay on the Meaning of Scientific Method, 1st Edition

    By Morris R. Cohen

    First published in 1931, this volume represents the culmination of twenty years’ of the study on the principles of science. Noticing a widespread craving for philosophical light at a time of scant such offerings, Morris R. Cohen aimed to demonstrate here the fundamental and ancient connection…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • How Blind is the Watchmaker?: Theism or Atheism: Should Science Decide? book cover

    How Blind is the Watchmaker?

    Theism or Atheism: Should Science Decide?, 1st Edition

    By Neil Broom

    First published in 1998, this book shows that modern materialistic science - for all its ability to analyse in truly impressive detail the workings of the living world - remains powerless to explain the phenomenon of life itself. Drawing on a variety of examples from experience of the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Aesthetics of Science: Beauty, Imagination and Understanding book cover

    The Aesthetics of Science

    Beauty, Imagination and Understanding, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steven French, Milena Ivanova

    This volume builds on two recent developments in philosophy on the relationship between art and science: the notion of representation and the role of values in theory choice and the development of scientific theories. Its aim is to address questions regarding scientific creativity and imagination,…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • The Complex Reality of Pain book cover

    The Complex Reality of Pain

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Corns

    This book employs contemporary philosophy, scientific research, and clinical reports to argue that pain, though real, is not an appropriate object of scientific generalisations or an appropriate target for medical intervention. Each pain experience is instead complex and idiosyncractic in a way…

    Hardback – 2020-01-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Contemporary Introduction book cover

    Philosophy of Psychiatry

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Sam Wilkinson

    This is the first textbook devoted to the philosophy of psychiatry, offering a thorough and accessible investigation of the conceptual and philosophical problems at the heart of psychiatry. While it applies some of the longstanding concerns of philosophy of science to the mental health professions,…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Complexity Theory and Law: Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence book cover

    Complexity Theory and Law

    Mapping an Emergent Jurisprudence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jamie Murray, Thomas Webb, Steven Wheatley

    This collection of essays explores the different ways the insights from complexity theory can be applied to law. Complexity theory – a variant of systems theory – views law as an emergent, complex, self-organising system comprised of an interactive network of actors and systems that operate with no…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

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