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  1. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 10th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Karl Popper's Philosophy of Science

    Rationality without Foundations

    By Stefano Gattei

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    This book seeks to rectify misrepresentations of Popperian thought with a historical approach to Popper’s philosophy, an approach which applies his own mature view, that we gain knowledge through conjectures and refutations, to his own development, by portraying him in his intellectual growth as...

    Published November 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Nancy Cartwright’s Philosophy of Science

    Edited by Luc Bovens, Carl Hoefer, Stephan Hartmann

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Nancy Cartwright is one of the most distinguished and influential contemporary philosophers of science. Despite the profound impact of her work, there is neither a systematic exposition of Cartwright’s philosophy of science nor a collection of articles that contains in-depth discussions of the...

    Published June 7th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Evolution, Rationality and Cognition

    A Cognitive Science for the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Antonio Zilhao

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    Evolutionary thinking has expanded in the last decades, spreading from its traditional stronghold – the explanation of speciation and adaptation in biology - to new domains. Fascinating pieces of work, the essays in this collection attest to the illuminating power of evolutionary thinking when...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Conceptual Systems

    By Harold I. Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    New concepts are constantly being introduced into our thinking. Conceptual Systems explores how these new concepts are entered into our systems along with sufficient continuity with older ideas to ensure understanding. The encyclopedic breadth of this text highlights the many different aspects and...

    Published December 18th 2006 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
  4. Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications
    Edited by Bana Bashour, Hans D. Muller
    To Be Published October 26th 2015

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