Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

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The book presents an anthology of readings on the philosophy of science covering traditional issues, such as explanation, confirmation, and progress against a backdrop of historical case studies. Discusses the feminist philosophy of science to present a different perspective on the subject and chapters on medicine and psychology (dreaming) present applications of philosophy and science.

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