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Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

History and Philosophy of Science reprints a distinguished selection of important texts published in this field over the last century. This set presents a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the history and philosophy of science.

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  1. Explanation and Understanding

    By von Wright Georg Henrik

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    This volume distinguishes between two main traditions in the philosophy of science - the aristotelian, with its stress on explanation in terms of purpose and intentionality, and the galilean, which takes causal explanation as primary. It then traces the complex history of these competing traditions...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Foundations of Inference in Natural Science

    Edited by J O Wisdom

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1952. This book is a critical survey of the views of scientific inference that have been developed since the end of World War I. It contains some detailed exposition of ideas – notably of Keynes – that were cryptically put forward, often quoted, but nowhere explained. Part I...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Experience and Theory

    An Essay in the Philosophy of Science

    By Stephan Korner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1966. This volume analyzes the general structure of scientific theories, their relation to experience and to non-scientific thought. Part One is concerned with the logic underlying empirical discourse before its subjection to the various constraints, imposed by the...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Evolutionary Theory and Christian Belief

    The Unresolved Conflict

    By David Lack

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1957. This book is concerned with the conflict between "Darwinism" as the Victorians called it, and Christianity, a conflict here re-stated in modern terms because it so vitally affects our understanding of human nature and human values today. The opening chapter describes...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Evidence and Explanation in Social Science

    An Inter-disciplinary Approach

    Edited by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized in an empirical analysis. The author draws on material from several disciplines to explore...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Empiricism, Explanation and Rationality

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

    By Len & Roger Doyal & Harris

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1986. All students of social science must confront a number of important philosophical issues. This introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences provides coherent answers to questions about empiricism, explanation and rationality. It evaluates contemporary writings...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Royal Society: Concept and Creation

    By Margery Purver

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. The origin of the Royal Society has long been obscured by baffling discrepancies in the evidence. This volume investigates its underlying purpose and creation, at the same time uncovering the real nature of its debt to Francis Bacon and its role in the scientific...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Darwin and the Naked Lady

    Discursive Essays on Biology and Art

    By Alex Comfort

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1961. The essays in this volume focus on the awareness of science and art, evolution and Freudian psychology. Besides the chapter on Darwin and Freud, the author discusses criticism, the fantasy element in drama and popular literature, the history of the novel, the...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Scientific Revolution

    By Peter Harman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the transformation in world-view during the period was affected by broader historical terms....

    Published June 1st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Objectivity, Science and Society

    Interpreting nature and society in the age of the crisis of science

    By Paul A Komesaroff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1986. This work remains of compelling interest to those concerned with the natural sciences and their social problems. It puts forward original and unorthodox ideas about the philosophy of and sociology of science, starting from the conviction that modern societies face deep...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

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