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  1. Mathematics and the Image of Reason

    By Mary Tiles

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Time, Space and Philosophy

    By Christopher Ray

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the philosophy of space and time. Ray considers in detail the central questions of space and time which arizse from the ideas of Zeno, Newton, Mach, Leibniz and Einstein. Time, Space and Philosophy extends the debate in...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Metaphysics of Consciousness

    By William Seager

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Metaphysics of Consciousness opens with a development of the physicalist outlook that denies the need for any explanation of the mental. This "inexplicability" is demonstrated not to be sufficient as refutation of physicalism. However, the inescapable particularity of modes of consciousness...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Philosophical Defence of Psychiatry

    By Lawrie Reznek

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    By first analysing the arguments of psychiatry's critics and the philosophical ideas of such thinkers as Freud, Eysenck, Laing, Szasz, Sedgwick and Foucault and by then providing answers to the many contentious and diverse questions raised, Dr. Reznek aims to establish a philosophical defence of...

    Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Psychological Knowledge

    A Social History and Philosophy

    By Martin Kusch

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Psychologists and philosophers have assumed that psychological knowledge is knowledge about, and held by, the individual mind. Psychological Knowledge challenges these views. It argues that bodies of psychological knowledge are social institutions like money or the monarchy, and that mental states...

    Published March 30th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Is Science Value Free?

    Values and Scientific Understanding

    By Hugh Lacey

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Exploring the role of values in scientific inquiry, Hugh Lacey examines the nature and meaning of values, and looks at challenges to the view, posed by postmodernists, feminists, radical ecologists, Third-World advocates and religious fundamentalists, that science is value free. He also focuses on...

    Published May 20th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Philosophical Theories of Probability

    By Donald Gillies

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    The Twentieth Century has seen a dramatic rise in the use of probability and statistics in almost all fields of research. This has stimulated many new philosophical ideas on probability. Philosophical Theories of Probability is the first book to present a clear, comprehensive and systematic account...

    Published August 24th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

    By André Kukla

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Social constructionists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Do we collectively invent the world rather than discover it?André Kukla presents a comprehensive discussion of the philosophical issues that...

    Published May 25th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Scientific Realism

    How Science Tracks Truth

    By Stathis Psillos

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Scientific realism is the optimistic view that modern science is on the right track: that the world really is the way our best scientific theories describe it . In his book, Stathis Psillos gives us a detailed and comprehensive study which restores the intuitive plausibility of scientific realism....

    Published October 21st 1999 by Routledge

  10. Philosophy of Mathematics

    An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures

    By James Robert Brown

    Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

    Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. It includes the following topics:* the mathematical image* platonism* picture-proofs* applied mathematics* Hilbert and Godel...

    Published July 22nd 1999 by Routledge

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