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  1. Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Science

    Edited by Léna Soler, Sjoerd Zwart, Michael Lynch, Vincent Israel-Jost

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications

    Edited by Bana Bashour, Hans D. Muller

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    One of the most pervasive and persistent questions in philosophy is the relationship between the natural sciences and traditional philosophical categories such as metaphysics, epistemology and the mind. Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications is a unique and valuable contribution...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Popper’s Critical Rationalism

    A Philosophical Investigation

    By Darrell Rowbottom

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Popper’s Critical Rationalism presents Popper’s views on science, knowledge, and inquiry, and examines the significance and tenability of these in light of recent developments in philosophy of science, philosophy of probability, and epistemology. It develops a fresh and novel philosophical position...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Emergence in Science and Philosophy

    Edited by Antonella Corradini, Timothy O'Connor

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    The concept of emergence has seen a significant resurgence in philosophy and the sciences, yet debates regarding emergentist and reductionist visions of the natural world continue to be hampered by imprecision or ambiguity. Emergent phenomena are said to arise out of and be sustained by more basic...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited

    Edited by Vasso Kindi, Theodore Arabatzis

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Up until recently, the book’s philosophical reception has been shaped, for the most part, by the debates and the climate in philosophy of science in the 1960s and 1970s; this new...

    Published November 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts

    Edited by Melanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell, James Robert Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences. Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in our imagination, simply rhetorical...

    Published August 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge

    By James Robert Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others. Beginning with accounts of both approaches, Brown defends Platonism by arguing...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Models, Simulations, and Representations

    Edited by Paul Humphreys, Cyrille Imbert

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by...

    Published August 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Conservative Reductionism

    By Michael Esfeld, Christian Sachse

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Conservative Reductionism sets out a new theory of the relationship between physics and the special sciences within the framework of functionalism. It argues that it is wrong-headed to conceive an opposition between functional and physical properties (or functional and physical descriptions,...

    Published March 27th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Fictions in Science

    Philosophical Essays on Modeling and Idealization

    Edited by Mauricio Suárez

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Science is popularly understood as being an ideal of impartial algorithmic objectivity that provides us with a realistic description of the world down to the last detail. The essays collected in this book—written by some of the leading experts in the field—challenge this popular image right at its...

    Published November 9th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge
    By James Robert Brown
    To Be Published July 10th 2014
  2. Causation in the Sciences: An Inferentialist Approach
    By Julian Reiss
    To Be Published September 30th 2014

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