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Major Works: Philosophy of Science

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 54 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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 17th 2008 by Routledge

  4. 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 17th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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 17th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Experience and Theory

    An Essay in the Philosophy of Science

    By Stephan Korner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1966. This volume analyzes the general structure of scientific theories, their relation to experience and to non-scientific thought. Part One is concerned with the logic underlying empirical discourse before its subjection to the various constraints, imposed by the...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Philosophy and Scientific Realism

    By J J C Smart

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Science and ESP

    Edited by J R Smythies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many aspects of ESP. The general theme is that the phenomena is very valid and can no longer...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Logic of Personal Knowledge: Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961
    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee
    To Be Published May 15th 2015

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