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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. Beyond Empiricism

    Philosophy of Science in Sociology

    Edited by Andrew Tudor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1982. This volume explores some features of modern philosophy of science from the point of view of their utility for sociology’s self-understanding. Recently philosophers of science have broken with the empiricism once fundamental to their discipline, and have sought...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Evolution and Human Behaviour

    An Introduction to Darwinian Anthropology

    By Alex Alland

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. This reprints the second edition of 1973, revised and expanded. Evolution and Human Behaviour considers man’s biological and cultural development within the framework of Darwinian evolution. Rejecting analogue models of biological evolution common in the social...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  3. The Common Scientist of the Seventeenth Century

    A Study of the Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1708

    By K Theodore Hoppen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Learned societies, such as the Royal Society of London and the Dublin Philosophical Society were a central feature of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. This volume shows that a study of the work and membership of these groups is essential before any realistic assessment can be...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Science and Religion

    Edited by Harold K Schilling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1963.This volume provides a rigorous interpretation that portrays science and religion in their actualities as personal, communal and cultural phenomena involving different concerns, conceptions and modes of inquiry. The role of key aspects of their life and thought are...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 17th 2008 by Routledge

  6. British Scientists of the Twentieth Century

    By J G Crowther

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Following on from British Scientists of the Nineteenth Century, this volume covers six eminent British scientists whose work and personality have not receded into the same depth of perspective as their predecessors of the Nineteenth Century, but the tremendous changes following the two world wars...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The Astronomical Revolution

    Copernicus - Kepler - Borelli

    By Alexandre Koyre

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man’s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man....

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Social Impact of Modern Biology

    By Fuller Watson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1971. Discoveries in modern biology can radically change human life as we know it. As our understanding of living processes, such as inheritance, grows, so do the possibilities of applying these results for good and evil, such as the treatment of disease, the control of...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  9. RLE: History & Philosophy of Science: 34-Volume Set

    By Various

    Series: 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. It covers all major fields of...

    Published August 14th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Glimpsing Reality

    Ideas in Physics and the Link to Biology

    By Paul & F David Buckley & Peat

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1979. This reprints the revised and expanded edition of 1996. In this volume, physicists, biologists and chemists, who have been involved in some of the most exciting discoveries in modern scientific thought explore issues which have shaped modern physics and which hint at...

    Published August 14th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Explanation and Understanding
    By von Wright Georg Henrik
    To Be Published August 14th 2014

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