A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, 4th Edition

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Designed for first-time readers of the subject, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science. With concise profiles presenting the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed in this book, Losee explores the long-argued questions raised by philosophers and scientists about the proper evaluation of science. This new edition incorporates contemporary developments in the discipline, including recent work on theory-appraisal, experimental practice, the debate over scientific realism, and the philosophy of biology. Taking a balanced and informative approach, this work is the ideal introductory volume.

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John Losee is Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College, USA.

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`well known and widely used textbook ... As in the earlier editions the same writing style and format for organizing the material are preserved. As a result the book rigidly stays at the level of presenting only carefully condensed factual presentations in serial order of the individual
authors involved, and scrupulously avoids any critical evaluations or comparisons of the philosophies of science sketched out for the reader.'
Richard J. Blackwell, Saint Louis University, Physis, Vol. XXI (1994)

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