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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science -- Philosophy -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Losee.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ174.8 .L67 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination248 p. :
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4426078M
ISBN 10019219156X, 019289143X
LC Control Number79042766

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Designed for first-time readers of the subject, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science. With concise profiles presenting the major philosophers whose contributions are discussed in this book, Losee explores the long-argued questions raised by philosophers and scientists about the proper evaluation of science. This view tends to assimilate philosophy of science to sociology. A third view is that the philosophy of science is a discipline in which the concepts and theories of the sciences are analysed and clarified. This is not a matter of giving a semi-popular exposition of the latest theories. It is, rather, Size: 1MB. John Losee is James Renwick Hogg Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Lafayette College. The best known of his publications is A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, which was. A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science John Losee Designed for first-time readers of the subject, this stimulating introduction offers a historical exposition of differing views on the philosophy of science.

This book traces the complex paths that discussion of these topics has followed, from Plato and Aristotle, through Descartes, Leibniz, Kant and other great thinkers, right up to the relativistic cosmologies and the grand unified theories of contemporary science. In the light of this historical development, it becomes clear that modern science Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Fourth edition. The title says it is a historical introduction to the philosophy of science. I would rather recomend the book after a little studies of history of philosophy and contempory philosophy of science. As a introduction to the history of philosophy of science its a must read to everybody studying philosophy of science. Sometimes it gets a little sketchy/5(5). Read this book on Questia. This is not a detailed history of science. It tries to bridge the gap between science and the humanities by considering scientific ideas in a context of history and philosophy.

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