Philosophies of the Sciences: A Guide

Philosophies of the Sciences: A Guide

By: Fritz Allhoff (editor)Hardback

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A collection of essays discussing a wide range of sciences and the central philosophical issues associated with them, presenting the sciences collectively to encourage a greater understanding of their associative theoretical foundations, as well as their relationships to each other.* Offers a new and unique approach to studying and comparing the philosophies of a variety of scientific disciplines* Explores a wide variety of individual sciences, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology and economics* The essays are written by leading scholars in a highly accessible style for the student audience* Complements more traditional studies of philosophy of science

About Author

Fritz Allhoff is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University, where he also holds an affiliation with the Mallinson Institute for Science Education. He has edited over 20 books, including Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology , co-edited with Timothy McGrew and Marc Alspector-Kelly (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).


Notes on Contributors. Unit 1: Introduction. 1. Philosophies of the Sciences (Fritz Allhoff, Western Michigan University ). 2. Philosophy of Science ( Richard DeWitt, University of California, San Diego ). Unit 2: Philosophy of the Exact Sciences. 3. Philosophy of Logic ( Otavio Bueno, University of Miami ). 4. Philosophy of Mathematics ( Otavio Bueno, University of Miami ). 5. Philosophy of Probability ( Aidan Lyon, The Australian National University ). Unit 3: Philosophy of the Natural Sciences. 6. Philosophy of Physics ( Richard DeWitt, Fairfield University ). 7. Philosophy of Chemistry ( Joachim Schummer, University of Darmstadt ). 8. Philosophy of Biology ( Matthew H. Haber, University of Utah, Andrew Hamilton, Arizona State University, Samir Okasha, University of Bristol, and Jay Odenbaugh, Lewis and Clark College ). 9. Philosophy of the Earth Sciences ( Maarten G. Kleinhans, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands, Chris J.J. Buskes, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Henk W. de Regt, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands ). Unit 4: Philosophy of the Behavioral and Social Sciences. 10. Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences ( William Bechtel, University of California, San Diego and Mitchell Herschbach, University of California, San Diego ). 11. Philosophy of Psychology ( Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh ). 12. Philosophy of Sociology ( Daniel Little, University of Michigan, Dearborn ). 13. Philosophy of Economics ( Daniel M. Hausman, University of Wisconsin, Madison ).

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  • ISBN13: 9781405199957
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781405199957
  • weight: 694
  • ISBN10: 1405199954

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