The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science (Continuum Companions Annotated edition)

The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science (Continuum Companions Annotated edition)

By: Steven French (editor), Juha T. Saatsi (editor), Maki Maki (contributor), Carl Craver (contributor), Don Howard (contributor), Nick Huggett (contributor), Alexander Bird (contributor), Hendry Hendry (contributor), Craig Callendar (contributor), Ingo Brigandt (contributor)Hardback

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This is a one volume reference guide to the latest research in Philosophy of Science, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field. "The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science" offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of science - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Sixteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to the philosophy of specific sciences (physics, biology, neuroscience, economics, chemistry and mathematics) and general issues in the field, such as explanation, realism, representation, evidence, reduction, laws, causation and confirmation. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary philosophy of science. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.

About Author

Juha Saatsi is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the co-editor (with Steven French and Dean Rickles) of The Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity (OUP, 2006). Steven French is Professor of the Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Science and Partial Truth (OUP, 2003) and numerous articles on the philosophy of science.


How to use this book; 1. Introduction; 2. A to Z of Key Terms and Concepts; 3. Philosophy of Science in Context; i. Philosophy of Science and Epistemology Alexander Bird; ii. Philosophy of Science and Metaphysics Craig Callendar; iii. Philosophy vs. History of Science Don Howard; 4. Current Research and Issues; i. Philosophy of Physics Nick Huggett; ii. Philosophy of Biology Ingo Brigandt; iii. Philosophy of Neuroscience Carl Craver; iv. Philosophy of Chemistry Robin Hendry; v. Philosophy of Mathematics Chris Pincock; vi. Explanation Henk de Regt; vii. Realism Stathis Psillos; viii. Representation/models Gabriele Contessa; ix. Evidence Malcolm Forster; x. Reduction/levels of reality Sven Walter; xi. Laws and causation Ned Hall; xii. Confirmation/inductive logic James Hawthorne; 5. New Directions in Metaphysics Joe Melia; 6. Chronology; 7. Resources; 8. Annotated Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781441187611
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781441187611
  • ISBN10: 1441187618
  • edition: Annotated edition

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