Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science

Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science

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Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Science

Other books in this series. The Holocaust Berel Lang. Contemporary Debates in Epistemology Ernest Sosa. Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics Theodore Sider. Contemporary Debates in Bioethics Robert Arp. Back cover copy Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science featuresoriginal essays on some of the most hotly debated issues in thefield. Are causes physicallyconnected to their effects?

Is the mind a system of modules shapedby natural selection? Eight central questions shape the volume, with each questiontreated by a pair of opposing essays.

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This distinctive formatoffers readers a unique opportunity to observe philosophersengaging in head-to-head debate. Together, the essays provide anaccessible introduction to the major topics in contemporaryphilosophy of science, including empiricism, confirmation, realism, laws, causation, and explanation.

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Showcasing original arguments forwell-defined positions, as well as clear and concise statements ofsophisticated philosophical views, this volume is an excellentresource for professional philosophers and students alike. Table of contents Notes on Contributors. What is the Philosophy of Science?. Do Thought Experiments Transcend Empiricism?. Why Thought Experiments Transcend Empiricism: James Robert Brown University of Toronto. Why Thought Experiments do not Transcend Empiricism: John Norton University of Pittsburgh. Probability Captures the Logic of Scientific Confirmation: Are There Laws in the Social Sciences?.

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Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science containssixteen original essays by leading authors in the philosophy ofscience, each one defending the affirmative or negative answer toone of eight specific questions, including: Are there laws ofsocial science? Are causes physically connected to their effects? Is the mind a system of modules shaped by natural selection?

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Added to Your Shopping Cart. Description Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science contains sixteen original essays by leading authors in the philosophy of science, each one defending the affirmative or negative answer to one of eight specific questions, including: Are there laws of social science?

Are causes physically connected to their effects? Is the mind a system of modules shaped by natural selection? Brings together fresh debates on eight of the most controversial issues in the philosophy of science. Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion.