Book ID: CBB027965884

Arguing About Science (2010)


Bird, Alexander (Editor)
Ladyman, James (Editor)


Publication Date: 2010
Physical Details: 808 pp.
Language: English

Arguing About Science is an outstanding, engaging introduction to the essential topics in philosophy of science, edited by two leading experts in the field. This exciting and innovative anthology contains a selection of classic and contemporary readings that examine a broad range of issues, from classic problems such as scientific reasoning; causation; and scientific realism, to more recent topics such as science and race; forensic science; and the scientific status of medicine. The editors bring together some of the most influential contributions of famous philosophers in the field, including John Stuart Mill and Karl Popper, as well as more recent extracts from philosophers and scientists such as Ian Hacking, Stephen Jay Gould, Bas van Fraassen, Nancy Cartwright, and John Worrall. The anthology is organised into nine clear sections: science, non science and pseudo-science race, gender and science scientific reasoning scientific explanation laws and causation science and medicine probability and forensic science risk, uncertainty and science policy scientific realism and anti-realism. The articles chosen are clear, interesting, and free from unnecessary jargon. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they provide an overview of the debate, as well as suggestions for further reading.

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Review Angelo Cei (2014) Review of "Arguing About Science". Science and Education (pp. 1223-1228). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Jukola, Saana
Milovac, Thomas
Fiorentino, Alexander R.
Dammann, Olaf
Thiago Constâncio Ribeiro Pereira
Zuccolin, Gabriella
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Studia Historiae Scientiarum
Medizinhistorisches Journal
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Springer Nature
Ibis Edizioni
University of Chicago Press
Pearson Education, Inc.
Methodology of science; scientific method
Philosophy of medicine
Philosophy of science
Evidence-based medicine
Explanation; hypotheses; theories
Wolff, Christian von
Willis, Thomas
Sydenham, Thomas
Qusṭā Ibn Lūqā al-Baʿlbakī
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Locke, John
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
9th century
21st century
Baghdad (Iraq)

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