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Major Works: Philosophy of Science

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 38 new and published major works in the subject of Philosophy of Science — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  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. Women and Gender in Science and Technology

    Edited by Londa Schiebinger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length; sociologists uncover women’s access to the means of...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science (20 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Science and Technology Studies

    Edited by Michael Lynch

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Science and Technology Studies has attained a strong international profile in recent decades. Science Studies incorporates work in the History and Philosophy of Science, but emphasizes the social, cultural, and political implications of developments in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 18th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 August 18th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Objectivity, Science and Society

    Interpreting nature and society in the age of the crisis of science

    By Paul A Komesaroff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1986. This work remains of compelling interest to those concerned with the natural sciences and their social problems. It puts forward original and unorthodox ideas about the philosophy of and sociology of science, starting from the conviction that modern societies face deep...

    Published August 18th 2008 by Routledge

  9. 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 18th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Boundaries of the Universe

    By John S Glasby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    The boundaries of space exploration are being pushed back constantly, but the realm of the partially understood and the totally unknown is as great as ever. Among other things this book deals with astronomical instruments and their application, recent discoveries in the solar system, stellar...

    Published August 18th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Aristotle
    By Various
    To Be Published August 13th 2015

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