Download e-book for iPad: Arguing About Science (Arguing About Philosophy) by Alexander Bird,James Ladyman

By Alexander Bird,James Ladyman

Arguing approximately Science is an exceptional, attractive creation to the fundamental themes in philosophy of technological know-how, edited via prime specialists within the box. This fascinating and cutting edge anthology encompasses a choice of vintage and modern readings that learn a vast variety of concerns, from vintage difficulties similar to medical reasoning; causation; and medical realism, to newer themes corresponding to technology and race; forensic technology; and the medical prestige of medicine.

The editors collect one of the most influential contributions of recognized philosophers within the box, together with John Stuart Mill and Karl Popper, in addition to more moderen extracts from philosophers and scientists equivalent to Ian Hacking, Stephen Jay Gould, Bas van Fraassen, Nancy Cartwright, and John Worrall. The anthology is organised into 9 transparent sections:

  • science, non technology and pseudo-science

  • race, gender and science

  • scientific reasoning

  • scientific explanation

  • laws and causation

  • science and medicine

  • probability and forensic science

  • risk, uncertainty and technological know-how policy

  • scientific realism and anti-realism.

The articles selected are transparent, attention-grabbing, and loose from pointless jargon. The editors offer lucid introductions to every part during which they supply an summary of the controversy, in addition to feedback for further reading.

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