The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science (BOK)

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This is a one volume reference guide to the latest research in Philosophy of Science, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field. "The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science" offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked by the philosophy of science - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Sixteen specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the area and, most valuably, the exciting new directions the field is taking. The Companion explores issues pertaining to the philosophy of specific sciences (physics, biology, neuroscience, economics, chemistry and mathematics) and general issues in the field, such as explanation, realism, representation, evidence, reduction, laws, causation and confirmation. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools, including an A to Z of key terms and concepts, a chronology, a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography, this is the essential reference tool for anyone working in contemporary philosophy of science. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
CONTINUUM ACADEMIC PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781441187611 Antall sider 416
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 3,3cm Vekt 839 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alexander Bird, Carl Craver, Craig Callendar, Don Howard, Ingo Brigandt, Juha T. Saatsi, Nick Huggett, Robin Hendry, Steven French, Uskali Maki
Emner og form Philosophy of science, Philosophy, Reference works