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  1. Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    By Julian Reiss

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science

    Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori

    By David J. Stump

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In this book, David Stump traces alternative conceptions of the a priori in the philosophy of science and defends a unique position in the current debates over conceptual change and the constitutive elements in science. Stump emphasizes the unique epistemological status of the constitutive elements...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 12th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Causation, Evidence, and Inference
    By Julian Reiss
    To Be Published June 23rd 2015
  2. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited
    Edited by Vasso Kindi, Theodore Arabatzis
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  3. Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts
    Edited by Melanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell, James Robert Brown
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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