EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science

EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science

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This book contains a selection of original conference papers covering all major fields in the philosophy of science, that have been organized into themes. The first section of this volume begins with the formal philosophy of science, moves on to idealization, representation and explanation and then finishes with realism, anti-realism and special science laws. The second section covers the philosophy of the physical sciences, looking at quantum mechanics, spontaneous symmetry breaking, the philosophy of space and time, linking physics and metaphysics and the philosophy of chemistry. Further themed sections cover the philosophies of the life sciences, the cognitive sciences and the social sciences. Readers will find that this volume provides an excellent overview of the state of the art in the philosophy of science, as practiced in different European countries. a€‹... however, very few respectable scholars have ever questioned. 2Bechtel (2009, 2010, 2011). 3This claim was first stated explicitly by Cummins (2000) but it has been popularized since then mainly by Bechtel a€“ see (Bechtel and Abrahamsen anbsp;...


Title:EPSA11 Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science
Author: Vassilios Karakostas, Dennis Dieks
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-12-16
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