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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science Paul Humphreys

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science By Paul Humphreys

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science by Paul Humphreys


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This Handbook combines coverage of traditional areas in the philosophy of science, such as causation, explanation, and theory structure, with chapters on new areas such as philosophy of astronomy, data, complexity theory, and emergence. The articles are accessible to scientifically educated non-philosophers as well as to philosophers.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science by Paul Humphreys

This handbook provides both an overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in philosophy of science, as well as a guide to new directions in the discipline. Section I contains broad overviews of the main lines of research and the state of established knowledge in six principal areas of the discipline, including computational, physical, biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as general philosophy of science. Section II covers what are considered to be the traditional topics in the philosophy of science, such as causation, probability, models, ethics and values, and explanation. Section III identifies new areas of investigation that show promise of becoming important areas of research, including the philosophy of astronomy and astrophysics, data, complexity theory, neuroscience, simulations, post-Kuhnian philosophy, post-empiricist epistemology, and emergence. Most chapters are accessible to scientifically educated non-philosophers as well as to professional philosophers, and the contributors - all leading researchers in their field - bring diverse perspectives from the North American, European, and Australasian research communities. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and students.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science Reviews

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science (OHPoS), edited by Paul Humphreys, with its 900 pages and 42 essays, is a magnificent collection of essays by leading scholars. ... The hardcover edition of OHPoS is well-structured and edited (with a useful index) and will be a nice adornment to bookshelves. What is more important, however, is that the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science is a real masterpiece for anyone who teaches and/or does research in philosophy of science. It's worth every penny. Or cents-depending on your space-time location. * Adam Tamas Tuboly, Philosophy in Review *
These essays are highly accessible and engaging for both those who are accomplished in the field and those interested individuals who are outside of the field. Although some chapters (may) require more technical knowledge than others, each philosopher provides appropriate background to foster understanding among a wider readership. As a collection that reveals the diversity and unity of both scientific and philosophical endeavor, this is an essential book. * CHOICE *
The topics covered and the authors who have contributed to this volume are impressive...I found that reading these essays while I was teaching my course in philosophy of science helped to give me new ways of discussing those topics with my students, and helped me connect them to new and different resources. * Metascience *
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science (OHPoS), edited by Paul Humphreys, with its 900 pages and 42 essays, is a magnificent collection of essays by leading scholars. ... The hardcover edition of OHPoS is well-structured and edited (with a useful index) and will be a nice adornment to bookshelves. What is more important, however, is that the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science is a real masterpiece for anyone who teaches and/or does research in philosophy of science. It's worth every penny. Or cents-depending on your space-time location. * Adam Tamas Tuboly, Philosophy in Review *
These essays are highly accessible and engaging for both those who are accomplished in the field and those interested individuals who are outside of the field. Although some chapters (may) require more technical knowledge than others, each philosopher provides appropriate background to foster understanding among a wider readership. As a collection that reveals the diversity and unity of both scientific and philosophical endeavor, this is an essential book. * CHOICE *
The topics covered and the authors who have contributed to this volume are impressive...I found that reading these essays while I was teaching my course in philosophy of science helped to give me new ways of discussing those topics with my students, and helped me connect them to new and different resources. * Metascience *

About Paul Humphreys

Paul Humphreys is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy and co-Director of the Center for the Study of Knowledge and Data at the University of Virginia. His principal philosophical interests are general philosophy of science, emergence, computational science, probability, data, and digital humanities.

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NLS9780190939397
9780190939397
0190939397
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science by Paul Humphreys
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Oxford University Press Inc
2019-10-09
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