Philosophies of the Sciences: A Guide

Philosophies of the Sciences: A Guide

Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405199957

Online ISBN: 9781444315578

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315578

About this Book

A collection of essays discussing a wide range of sciences and the central philosophical issues associated with them, presenting the sciences collectively to encourage a greater understanding of their associative theoretical foundations, as well as their relationships to each other.

  • Offers a new and unique approach to studying and comparing the philosophies of a variety of scientific disciplines
  • Explores a wide variety of individual sciences, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology and economics
  • The essays are written by leading scholars in a highly accessible style for the student audience
  • Complements more traditional studies of philosophy of science

Table of contents

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  1. Unit 1: Introduction

  2. Unit 2: Philosophy of the Exact Sciences

  3. Unit 3: Philosophy of the Natural Sciences

    1. Chapter 8

      Philosophy of Biology (pages 184–212)

      Matthew H. Haber, Andrew Hamilton, Samir Okasha and Jay Odenbaugh

    2. Chapter 9

      Philosophy of Earth Science (pages 213–236)

      Maarten G. Kleinhans, Chris J. J. Buskes and Henk W. de Regt

  4. Unit 4: Philosophy of the Behavioral and Social Sciences

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