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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 281 new and published books in the subject of Philosophy of Science — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Peter Coles

    Series: Routledge Companions

    Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a 'flat universe'?This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive Companion format,...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. A History of Science in World Cultures

    Voices of Knowledge

    By Scott L. Montgomery, Alok Kumar

    To understand modern science, it is essential to recognize that many of the most fundamental scientific principles are drawn from the knowledge of ancient civilizations. Taking a global yet comprehensive approach to this complex topic, A History of Science in World Cultures uses a broad range of...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Revisited

    Edited by Vasso Kindi, Theodore Arabatzis

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas S. Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Up until recently, the book’s philosophical reception has been shaped, for the most part, by the debates and the climate in philosophy of science in the 1960s and 1970s; this new...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts

    Edited by Melanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell, James Robert Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences. Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in our imagination, simply rhetorical...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Respecting Truth

    Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age

    By Lee McIntyre

    Throughout history, humans have always indulged in certain irrationalities and held some fairly wrong-headed beliefs. But in his newest book, philosopher Lee McIntyre shows how we've now reached a watershed moment for ignorance in the modern era, due to the volume of misinformation, the speed with...

    Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sue Blundell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Bruno Latour

    The Normativity of Networks

    By Kyle McGee

    Series: Nomikoi Critical Legal Thinkers

    The first extended study of Bruno Latour’s legal theory, this book presents a critical reconstruction of the whole of Latour’s oeuvre to date, from Laboratory Life to An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence. Based on the powerful insights into normative effects that actor-network theory makes...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Understanding the Tacit

    By Stephen P. Turner

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    This book outlines a new account of the tacit, meaning tacit knowledge, presuppositions, practices, traditions, and so forth. It includes essays on topics such as underdetermination and mutual understanding, and critical discussions of the major alternative approaches to the tacit, including...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Causation, Evidence, and Inference

    By Julian Reiss

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In this book, Reiss argues in favor of a tight fit between evidence, concept and purpose in our causal investigations in the sciences. There is no doubt that the sciences employ a vast array of techniques to address causal questions such as controlled experiments, randomized trials, statistical and...

    Published June 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Peirce
    By Albert Atkin
    To Be Published July 17th 2015
  2. Science and Narratives of Nature: East and West
    Edited by Jobin M. Kanjirakkat, Gordon McOuat, Sundar Sarukkai
    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  3. Evolutionary Naturalism: Selected Essays
    By Michael Ruse
    To Be Published July 23rd 2015
  4. The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)
    By Sue Blundell
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  5. Contrastivism in Philosophy
    Edited by Martijn Blaauw
    To Be Published August 7th 2015

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