Topics: Includes causation, realism, methodology, epistemology, and the philosophical foundations of physics, biology, and psychology.
Philosophy of Science Today offers a state-of-the-art guide to this fast-developing area. An eminent international team of authors covers a wide range of topics at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences, including causation, realism, methodology, epistemology, and the philosophical foundations of physics, biology, and psychology. An expanded version of a special issue of the leading journal BJPS, this collection will be valuable toadvanced students as well as to scholars.
Introduction ; 1. The Logic of Success ; 2. The Theory of KnowledgeSaving Epistemology from the Epistemologists ; 3. The Present State of the Scientific Realism Debate ; 4. 'New Age' Philosophies of Science: Constructivism, Feminism, and Postmodernism ; 5. Causation and Pre-emption ; 6. Philosophy of Mind ; 7. Philosophy of Biology ; 8. Philosophy of Mathematics ; 9. Geometry and Motion ; 10. Indeterminacy and Entanglement: The Challenge of Quantum Mechanics ; 11. Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory ; 12. Interpreting Theories: The Case of Statistical Mechanics ; Index