A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science Designed for first time readers of the subject this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science With concise profiles presenting the major
  • Title: A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
  • Author: John Losee
  • ISBN: 9780198700555
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
    Designed for first time readers of the subject, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science With concise profiles presenting the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed in this book, Losee explores the long argued questions raised by philosophers and scientists about the proper evaluation of sciDesigned for first time readers of the subject, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science With concise profiles presenting the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed in this book, Losee explores the long argued questions raised by philosophers and scientists about the proper evaluation of science This new edition incorporates contemporary developments in the discipline, including recent work on theory appraisal, experimental practice, the debate over scientific realism, and the philosophy of biology Taking a balanced and informative approach, this work is the ideal introductory volume.
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  • This book is as advertised an historical introduction to the philosophy of science I have heard it paraphrased that History of Science without Philosophy of Science is Blind Philosophy of Science without the History of Science is Empty This is a very easy read to get you started on your way to understanding science as an evolving set of methods and views I can see layman and students in undergraduate sciences with no prior knowledge of the history or philosophy and reap great rewards from this w [...]


  • a good overview of philosophical thought over the ages governing the various approaches to scientific investigationsays by and analysis of socrates, kuhn, bacon, pythagoras, newton, aquinas and many otherseat book if you re into science, philosophy or just trying to understand the logic behind scientific thinking



  • The trouble of philosophy of science is that the thinker is trying to explain on what principles the scientist should think, but is himself bound by certain principles on how he should think So, for example, when Popper says that all scientific theories must be in principle falsifiable, he is in fact making a non falsifiable statement, and so it is my his own definition pseudo scientific Of course, he would say that he is not claiming his philosophy to be scientific as such, but defining whether [...]


  • This book was read for a course entitle Topics in Philosophy Science taken at Loyola University Chicago during the first semester of 1983 84 Just before beginning it in September I had obtained a job in Loyola s University College, the part time undergraduate division, as an academic advisor, my assistantship in the philosophy department having reached its limit This job began as part time and wasn t enough to handle my amassed school loans, so I also obtained a full time position at Evanston Ho [...]


  • I read the 3rd edition in graduate school This edition is significantly better It reads fluidly than the earlier version and the content is updated including new research in theory appraisal This is a sound primer for those interested in the historical and philosophical development of what became known as scientific method But this is not a popular book and the reader will benefit by re reading sections The last third of the book focuses on the last 60 years during which research in these field [...]



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