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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. Soviet Marxism and Natural Science

    1917-1932

    By David Joravsky

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1961. Russian Marxist philosophy of science originated among men and women who gave their whole lives to rebellion against established authority. The original tension within Marxist philosophy between positivism and metaphysics was repressed but not resolved in this first...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Evidence and Meaning

    Studies in Analytic Philosophy

    By Robert J Fogelin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. This is an examination of warrant statements – statements which indicated something about the grounds on behalf of some further judgement, choice or action. The first part of the study is concerned with the role of warrant statements in theoretical discourse; while the...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Science and ESP

    Edited by J R Smythies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many aspects of ESP. The general theme is that the phenomena is very valid and can no longer...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Science Industry and Society

    Studies in the Sociology of Science

    By Stephen and Steven Cotgrove & Box

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1970. Two major changes have characterised science in the twentieth century. Firstly, there has been its rapid growth. Secondly, and central to the theme his book – science is no longer mainly an academic activity carried on in universities. Industry will soon be the largest...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Philosophy and Scientific Realism

    By J J C Smart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy of Science and Sociology

    From the Methodological Doctrine to Research Practice

    By Edmund Mokrzycki

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1983. This book concentrates on the impact of philosophy of science on sociology and other disciplines. It argues that the impact of the philosophy of science on sociology from the rise of the Vienna Circle until the mid-1980s resulted in a deep-reaching and, in the author’s...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Method in the Physical Sciences

    By G Schlesinger

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1963. Can one discern certain regularities in the manoeuvrings and techniques employed by scientists and can these be formulated into the methodological principles of science? What is the origin and basis of such principles? Are they imposed by objective realities, do they...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought

    By P B Medawar

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1969. This book explains what is wrong with the traditional methodology of "inductive" reasoning and shows that the alternative scheme of reasoning associated with Whewell, Pierce and Popper can give the scientist a useful insight into the way he thinks....

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Frames of Meaning

    The Social Construction of Extraordinary Science

    By H M & T J Collins & Pinch

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1982. Taking a radical interpretation of the Kuhnian concept of paradigm incommensurability, the authors begin by discussing the difficulties of gaining access to the ideas of communities with different rational categories, and then define the subject area of parapsychology,...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Cooke and Wheatstone

    And the Invention of the Electric Telegraph

    By Geoffrey Hubbard

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1965. Charles Wheatstone collaborated with William Cooke in the invention and early exploitation of the Electric Telegraph. This was the first long distance, faster-than-a-horse messenger. This volume gives an account of the earlier work on which the English invention was...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

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