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By Alexander Bird,James Ladyman

ISBN-10: 0415492297

ISBN-13: 9780415492294

ISBN-10: 0415492300

ISBN-13: 9780415492300

Arguing approximately Science is an exceptional, attractive creation to the fundamental issues in philosophy of technology, edited by means of prime specialists within the box. This fascinating and leading edge anthology features a collection of vintage and modern readings that research a huge diversity of concerns, from vintage difficulties resembling medical reasoning; causation; and clinical realism, to newer themes corresponding to technology and race; forensic technological know-how; and the clinical prestige of medicine.

The editors assemble probably the most influential contributions of well-known philosophers within the box, together with John Stuart Mill and Karl Popper, in addition to more moderen extracts from philosophers and scientists comparable to Ian Hacking, Stephen Jay Gould, Bas van Fraassen, Nancy Cartwright, and John Worrall. The anthology is organised into 9 transparent sections:

  • science, non technological know-how and pseudo-science

  • race, gender and science

  • scientific reasoning

  • scientific explanation

  • laws and causation

  • science and medicine

  • probability and forensic science

  • risk, uncertainty and technology policy

  • scientific realism and anti-realism.

The articles selected are transparent, attention-grabbing, and unfastened from pointless jargon. The editors supply lucid introductions to every part within which they supply an outline of the talk, in addition to feedback for further reading.

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