Book ID: CBB742552008

Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (2014)

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Patton, Lydia (Editor)


Routledge


Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: 482 pages
Language: English

Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader is a compact overview of the history and philosophy of science that aims to introduce students to the groundwork of the field, and to stimulate innovative research. The general introduction focuses on scientific theory change, assessment, discovery, and pursuit. Part I of the Reader begins with classic texts in the history of logical empiricism, including Reichenbach’s discovery-justification distinction. With careful reference to Kuhn’s analysis of scientific revolutions, the section provides key texts analyzing the relationship of HOPOS to the history of science, including texts by Santayana, Rudwick, and Shapin and Schaffer. Part II provides texts illuminating central debates in the history of science and its philosophy. These include the history of natural philosophy (Descartes, Newton, Leibniz, Kant, Hume, and du Châtelet in a new translation); induction and the logic of discovery (including the Mill-Whewell debate, Duhem, and Hanson); and catastrophism versus uniformitarianism in natural history (Playfair on Hutton and Lyell; de Buffon, Cuvier, and Darwin). The editor’s introductions to each section provide a broader perspective informed by contemporary research in each area, including related topics. Each introduction furnishes proposals, including thematic bibliographies, for innovative research questions and projects in the classroom and in the field.

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Essay Review Ivan Ferreira da Cunha (2015) Using History of Philosophy in Philosophy of Science. Science and Education (pp. 1251-1253). unapi

Review Sarah Jozina Reynolds (2015) Review of "Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader". HOPOS (pp. 352-356). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter William Whewell (2014) Of the Doctrine of Catastrophes and the Doctrine of Uniformity. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 452-461). unapi

Chapter Émilie du Châtelet (2014) On the Divisibility and Subtlety of Matter. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 332-342). unapi

Chapter John Playfair (2014) Prejudices relating to the Theory of the Earth. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 417-425). unapi

Chapter Réne Descartes (2014) Principles of Philosophy (selections). In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 254-281). unapi

Chapter Pierre Duhem (2014) Physical Theory and Experiment. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 200-219). unapi

Chapter Thomas Kuhn (2014) The History of Science. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 106-121). unapi

Chapter David Hume (2014) Of the Idea of Necessary Connexion. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 343-355). unapi

Chapter Hans Reichenbach (2014) The Three Tasks of Epistemology. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 62-70). unapi

Chapter Isaac Newton (2014) On the Gravity and Equilibrium of Fluids (slightly abridged). In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 307-331). unapi

Chapter William Whewell (2014) Mr. Mill’s Logic. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 182-199). unapi

Chapter Thomas Kuhn (2014) What are Scientific Revolutions?. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 71-88). unapi

Chapter Lydia Patton (2014) Introduction to "Force in Natural Philosophy". In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 237-253). unapi

Chapter Lydia Patton (2014) Introduction to "Hypotheses in Scientific Discovery". In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 155-162). unapi

Chapter George Santayana (2014) Reason in Science. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 43-47). unapi

Chapter Norwood Russell Hanson (2014) Is there a Logic of Scientific Discovery?. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 220-234). unapi

Chapter Lydia Patton (2014) Introduction to "Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism". In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 377-385). unapi

Chapter Simon Schaffer; Steven Shapin (2014) The Polity of Science. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 135-150). unapi

Chapter Carl Hempel (2014) The Function of General Laws in History. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 48-61). unapi

Chapter Gottfried Leibniz (2014) Critical Thoughts on the General Part of the Principles of Descartes. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 282-306). unapi

Chapter George-Louis de Buffon (2014) Initial Discourse. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 386-401). unapi

Chapter Thomas Kuhn (2014) The Relations between the History and the Philosophy of Science. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 95-105). unapi

Chapter Imre Lakatos (2014) Falsification and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 89-94). unapi

Chapter Immanuel Kant (2014) How is Pure Natural Science Possible?. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 356-374). unapi

Chapter Charles Darwin (2014) On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 426-451). unapi

Chapter Lydia Patton (2014) Introduction to "Approaches to the History and Philosophy of Science". In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 9-42). unapi

Chapter John Stuart Mill (2014) Of Inductions Improperly So Called. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 163-181). unapi

Chapter Martin Rudwick (2014) Scientific Research under a Historical Microscope. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 122-137). unapi

Chapter Georges Cuvier (2014) Preliminary Observations to the Essay on the Theory of the Earth. In: Philosophy, Science, and History: A Guide and Reader (pp. 402-416). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Buchwald, Diana Kormos
DiSalle, Robert
Einstein, Albert
Sauer, Tilman
Arabatzis, Theodore
Aronin, Benjamin
Journals
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Éndoxa
HOPOS
Journal of Dialectics of Nature
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Perspectives on Science
Publishers
Princeton University Press
Johns Hopkins University
Springer Science + Business Media
Concepts
Philosophy of science
Philosophy of science, as a discipline
Bibliographies
History of science, as a discipline
Reference books
Collected works
People
Einstein, Albert
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Bolzano, Bernard
Carnap, Rudolf
Darwin, Charles Robert
Hempel, Carl G.
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
17th century
18th century
Places
Berlin (Germany)
France
Germany
Soviet Union
China
United States
Institutions
Vienna Circle
Berlin Group (Philosophy)
School of Milan
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