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  1. 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

  2. Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science

    Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori

    By David J. Stump

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

    In this book, David Stump traces alternative conceptions of the a priori in the philosophy of science and defends a unique position in the current debates over conceptual change and the constitutive elements in science. Stump emphasizes the unique epistemological status of the constitutive elements...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Neo-Kantian Reader

    Edited by Sebastian Luft

    The latter half of the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable resurgence of interest in Kant’s philosophy in Continental Europe, the effects of which are still being felt today. The Neo-Kantian Reader is the first anthology to collect the most important...

    Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Evolution, Order and Complexity

    By Kenneth Boulding, Elias Khalil

    Evolution, Order and Complexity reflects topical interest in the relationship between the social and natural worlds. It represents the cutting edge of current thinking which challenges the natural/social dichotomy thesis by showing how the application of ideas which derive from biology can be...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Experimental Philosophy, Rationalism, and Naturalism

    Rethinking Philosophical Method

    Edited by Eugen Fischer, John Collins

    Experimental philosophy is one of the most exciting and controversial philosophical movements today. This book explores how it is reshaping thought about philosophical method. Experimental philosophy imports experimental methods and findings from psychology into philosophy. These fresh resources...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Anatomy of Inquiry (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophical Studies in the Theory of Science

    By Israel Scheffler

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1963, this title considers the philosophical problems encountered when attempting to provide a clear and general explanation of scientific principles, and the basic confrontation between such principles and experience. Beginning with a detailed introduction that considers various...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. People and Societies

    Rom Harré and Designing the Social Sciences

    Edited by Luk van Langenhove

    Rom Harré has pushed the boundaries of our thinking about people and societies and has challenged the orthodox philosophy of science and social psychology. His countless books and articles have inspired generations of scholars in philosophy, psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and social...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    Blood—A Philosophical Study

    By Michael Boylan

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world, as well as to the philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors, produce an interesting...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Theism and Explanation

    By Gregory W. Dawes

    In this timely study, Dawes defends the methodological naturalism of the sciences. Though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, the scientist, as scientist, will not take such proposed explanations seriously. Even if no natural explanation were available,...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Essays on: The Nature and State of Modern Economics

    By Tony Lawson

    Series: Economics as Social Theory

    What do modern academic economists do? What currently is mainstream economics? What is neoclassical economics? And how about heterodox economics? How do the central concerns of modern economists, whatever their associations or allegiances, relate to those traditionally taken up in the discipline?...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge