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For nearly two decades, Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science has distinguished itself as the standard for texts specifically designed to meet the needs of beginning students. Retaining the best essays from the first two editions, the editors have added ten important new selections to maintain this influential text's relevance for today and tomorrow. Readings cover such timely and important topics as feminism and the sciences, the effects of science on society, the natural versus the social sciences, and science and human values. There are also new study questions and case studies, updated section introductions, revised select bibliographies for each section, and a valuable appendix for instructors.
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The late E. D. Klemke was professor of philosophy at Iowa State University.
Robert Hollinger is professor of philosophy at Iowa State University.
David Wyss Rudge is assistant professor of the philosophy of biology at Iowa State.
A. David Kline is provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
"...a useful entry into the fundamental questions in traditional philosophy of science." -- Quarterly Review of Biology, June, 2000
"Students, teachers and researchers in the field of philosophy will find this text very helpful." -- Educational Book Review, India, March 2000
"great introduction for students, encouraging their study of the frontiers of science and the important of its relationship to philosophy." -- Tech Directions, August/September, 2001
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