Philosophical Issues in Science

  • Mathematics and the Image of Reason

    By Mary Tiles

    A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
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  • Time, Space and Philosophy

    By Christopher Ray

    This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the philosophy of space and time. Ray considers in detail the central questions of space and time which arizse from the ideas of Zeno, Newton, Mach, Leibniz and Einstein. Time, Space and Philosophy extends the debate in…

    Paperback – 2014-04-24
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  • Metaphysics of Consciousness

    By William Seager

    Metaphysics of Consciousness opens with a development of the physicalist outlook that denies the need for any explanation of the mental. This "inexplicability" is demonstrated not to be sufficient as refutation of physicalism. However, the inescapable particularity of modes of consciousness…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14
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  • The Philosophical Defence of Psychiatry

    By Lawrie Reznek

    By first analysing the arguments of psychiatry's critics and the philosophical ideas of such thinkers as Freud, Eysenck, Laing, Szasz, Sedgwick and Foucault and by then providing answers to the many contentious and diverse questions raised, Dr. Reznek aims to establish a philosophical defence of…

    Paperback – 2011-11-04
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  • Psychological Knowledge

    A Social History and Philosophy

    By Martin Kusch

    Psychologists and philosophers have assumed that psychological knowledge is knowledge about, and held by, the individual mind. Psychological Knowledge challenges these views. It argues that bodies of psychological knowledge are social institutions like money or the monarchy, and that mental states…

    Paperback – 2006-03-30
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  • Is Science Value Free?

    Values and Scientific Understanding

    By Hugh Lacey

    Exploring the role of values in scientific inquiry, Hugh Lacey examines the nature and meaning of values, and looks at challenges to the view, posed by postmodernists, feminists, radical ecologists, Third-World advocates and religious fundamentalists, that science is value free. He also focuses on…

    Paperback – 2004-05-20
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  • Philosophical Theories of Probability

    By Donald Gillies

    The Twentieth Century has seen a dramatic rise in the use of probability and statistics in almost all fields of research. This has stimulated many new philosophical ideas on probability. Philosophical Theories of Probability is the first book to present a clear, comprehensive and systematic account…

    Paperback – 2000-08-24
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  • Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

    By André Kukla

    Social constructionists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Do we collectively invent the world rather than discover it?André Kukla presents a comprehensive discussion of the philosophical issues that…

    Paperback – 2000-05-25
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  • Scientific Realism

    How Science Tracks Truth

    By Stathis Psillos

    Scientific realism is the optimistic view that modern science is on the right track: that the world really is the way our best scientific theories describe it . In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism.…

    Paperback – 1999-10-21
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  • Philosophy of Mathematics

    An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures

    By James Robert Brown

    Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. It includes the following topics:* the mathematical image* platonism* picture-proofs* applied mathematics* Hilbert and Godel…

    Paperback – 1999-07-22
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  • The Ethics of Science

    An Introduction

    By David B. Resnik

    Ethics of Science is a comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to the study of ethics in science and scientific research. The book covers: * Science and Ethics * Ethical Theory and Applications * Science as a Profession * Standards of Ethical Conduct in Science * Objectivity in Research *…

    Paperback – 1998-03-26
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  • Evil or Ill?

    Justifying the Insanity Defence

    By Lawrie Reznek

    Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controversial investigation of the insanity defense in Evil or Ill? Drawing from countless intriguing case examples, he aims to understand the concept of an excuse, and explains why the law excuses certain actions and not others. In his easily…

    Paperback – 1997-10-02
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  • Real History

    Reflections on Historical Practice

    By Martin Bunzl

    In Real History, Martin Bunzl brilliantly succeeds in bringing together two schools of thought at the forefront of the philosophy of history: that of realism and objectivity. He shows us how the realism debate is inhabited by philosophers, whereas the objectivity argument lies in the hands of…

    Paperback – 1997-10-02
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  • Brute Science

    Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation

    By Hugh LaFollette, Niall Shanks

    Brute Science investigates whether biomedical research using animals is, in fact, scientifically justified. Hugh LaFollette and Niall Shanks examine the issues in scientific terms using the models that scientists themselves use. They argue that we need to reassess our use of animals and, indeed,…

    Hardback – 1997-01-02
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  • Verificationism

    Its History and Prospects

    By C.J. Misak

    Verificationism is the first comprehensive history of a concept that dominated philosophy and scientific methodology between the 1930s and the 1960s. The verificationist principle - the concept that a belief with no connection to experience is spurious - is the most sophisticated version of…

    Paperback – 1995-11-23
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  • Living in a Technological Culture

    Human Tools and Human Values

    By Hans Oberdiek, Mary Tiles

    Technology is no longer confined to the laboratory but has become an established part of our daily lives. Its sophistication offers us power beyond our human capacity which can either dazzle or threaten; it depends who is in control. Living in a Technological Culture challenges traditionally held…

    Paperback – 1995-11-16
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  • Psychologism

    The Sociology of Philosophical Knowledge

    By Martin Kusch

    First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1995-09-07
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  • Colour Vision

    A Study in Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science

    By Evan Thompson

    Colour fascinates all of us, and scientists and philosophers have sought to understand the true nature of colour vision for many years. In recent times, investigations into colour vision have been one of the main success stories of cognitive science, for each discipline within the field -…

    Paperback – 1995-02-16
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  • Smoke and Mirrors

    How Science Reflects Reality

    By James Robert Brown

    Realism is an enlightening story, a tale which enriches our experience and makes it more intelligible. Yet this wonderful picture of humanity's best efforts at knowledge has been badly bruised by numerous critics. James Robert Brown in Smoke and Mirrors fights back against figures such as Richard…

    Paperback – 1994-02-03
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  • The Laboratory of the Mind

    Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

    By James Robert Brown

    Thought experiments are performed in the laboratory of the mind. Beyond this metaphor it is difficult to say just what these remarkable devices for investigating nature are or how they work. Though most scientists and philosophers would admit their great importance, there has been very little…

    Paperback – 1993-04-29
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