A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Paperback

A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science Paperback


Designed for those coming to the subject for the first time, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science. With concise profiles introducing the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed, 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, with a focus on the historical development of the subject, John Losee presents a full and up to date account that is ideal for the introductory reader.

NEW TO THIS EDITION: coverage of recent developments in Philosophy of Science, including philosophy of biology, normative naturalism, theory appraisal, experimental practice, theories of explanation, and scientific realism


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 328 pages, numerous figures
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of ideas
  • ISBN: 9780198700555



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