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Philosophy of Science Matters

Edited by Gregory J. Morgan

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199738625
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894642 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738625.001.0001
Philosophy of Science Matters

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In this, the first book devoted to Peter Achinstein's influential work in philosophy of science, twenty distinguished philosophers, including four Lakatos award winners, address various aspects of Achinstein's influential views on the nature of scientific evidence, scientific explanation, and scientific realism. It includes short chapters by Steve Gimbel and Jeff Maynes, Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Victor DiFate, Jerry Doppelt, Adam Goldstein, Philip Kitcher, Fred Kronz, Deborah Mayo, Greg Morgan, Helen Longino, John Norton, Michael Ruse, Bas van Fraassen, Stathis Psillos, Larry Laudan, Richard Richards, Kent Staley, and Jim Woodward with replies to each chapter from Peter Achinstein. The book aims to provide an understanding of the current debate in multiple areas of philosophy of science and how various contemporary issues are connected.

Keywords: Peter Achinstein; philosophy of science; scientific evidence; scientific explanation; scientific realism; contemporary issues

Book.  312 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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On the Very Idea of a Theory of Evidence in Philosophy of Science Matters

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