9780415874533

Philosophy of Science : An Encyclopedia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415874533

  • ISBN10:

    041587453X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The first in-depth reference in the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia brings together an international team of leading scholars to provide over 130 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science. The areas covered include: biology chemistry epistemology and metaphysics physics psychology and mind the social sciences key figures in the combined studies of science and philosophy.The essays represent the most up-to-date philosophical thinking on timeless scientific topics such as: determinism, explanation, laws of nature, perception, individuality, time, and economics as well as timely topics like adaptation, conservation biology, quantum logic, consciousness, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.

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