Springer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy

The Nature of Scientific Knowledge

An Explanatory Approach

Autoren: McCain, Kevin

Vorschau
  • Accessible and comprehensive introduction to the nature of scientific knowledge and its relation to epistemology more generally
  • Explores both the individual and social dimensions of the nature of knowledge in the sciences
  • Clarifies what distinguishes scientific knowledge from other forms of knowledge
  • Explores some of the major challenges to our scientific knowledge and how those challenges can be satisfactorily met
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Über dieses Lehrbuch

This book offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the epistemology of science. It not only introduces readers to the general epistemological discussion of the nature of knowledge, but also provides key insights into the particular nuances of scientific knowledge. No prior knowledge of philosophy or science is assumed by The Nature of Scientific Knowledge. Nevertheless, the reader is taken on a journey through several core concepts of epistemology and philosophy of science that not only explores the characteristics of the scientific knowledge of individuals but also the way that the development of scientific knowledge is a particularly social endeavor. The topics covered in this book are of keen interest to students of epistemology and philosophy of science as well as science educators interested in the nature of scientific knowledge.  In fact, as a result of its clear and engaging approach to understanding scientific knowledge The Nature of Scientific Knowledge is a book that anyone interested in scientific knowledge, knowledge in general, and any of a myriad of related concepts would be well advised to study closely.  

Über die Autor*innen

Kevin McCain is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  His research focuses on issues in epistemology and philosophy of science—particularly where these areas intersect. In addition to numerous journal articles, he has published a research monograph on the nature of epistemic justification, Evidentialism and Epistemic Justification.  He is also currently co-editing (with Ted Poston) a volume on inference to the best explanation and a volume on philosophical skepticism.

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“The Nature of Scientific Knowledge—An Explanatory Approach (TNSK)—is a recent contribution to textbooks in Epistemology of Science. While intended for students, this accessible and comprehensive introduction … is a worthwhile read for both teachers and non-specialists interested in scientific knowledge as it covers a broad range of issues on the subject without assuming any background knowledge. It definitely helps readers gain a clear understanding of what scientific knowledge is and its specific relationship to knowledge in general.” (Vincent Ardourel, Metascience, Vol. 26, 2017)


Inhaltsverzeichnis (17 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (17 Kapitel)

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eBook 39,58 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-33405-9
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Hardcover 69,54 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
The Nature of Scientific Knowledge
Buchuntertitel
An Explanatory Approach
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Springer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy
Copyright
2016
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33405-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33405-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33403-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81503-9
Buchreihen ISSN
2569-8737
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XIII, 277
Themen