Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Empirical Philosophy of Science

Introducing Qualitative Methods into Philosophy of Science

Editors: Wagenknecht, Susann, Nersessian, Nancy J., Andersen, Hanne (Eds.)

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  • Introduces readers to the use of empirical knowledge, which is gained through qualitative empirical methods, in the philosophical analysis of scientific practice
  • Discusses how philosophical conceptualization and empirical data can be integrated and benefit from each other
  • Analyzes practical case studies, e.g. in scientific education, biomedical research and finance
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The book examines the emerging approach of using qualitative methods, such as interviews and field observations, in the philosophy of science. Qualitative methods are gaining popularity among philosophers of science as more and more scholars are resorting to empirical work in their study of scientific practices. At the same time, the results produced through empirical work are quite different from those gained through the kind of introspective conceptual analysis more typical of philosophy. This volume explores the benefits and challenges of an empirical philosophy of science and addresses questions such as: What do philosophers gain from empirical work? How can empirical research help to develop philosophical concepts? How do we integrate philosophical frameworks and empirical research? What constraints do we accept when choosing an empirical approach? What constraints does a pronounced theoretical focus impose on empirical work? Nine experts discuss their thoughts and empirical results in the chapters of this book with the aim of providing readers with an answer to these questions.

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“This short book is entirely in earnest and full of insight into how science is carried out and how scientists think and do their work. … The breadth of case studies selected and the clarity with which they are rendered are the principal strengths of this book. … This is a book worth reading and reflecting upon.” (Anthony J. Duben, Computing Reviews, December, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Empirical Philosophy of Science: Introducing Qualitative Methods into Philosophy of Science

    Wagenknecht, Susann (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • Prolegomena to an Empirical Philosophy of Science

    Osbeck, Lisa M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-35

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  • Feeling with the Organism: A Blueprint for an Empirical Philosophy of Science

    Mansnerus, Erika (et al.)

    Pages 37-61

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  • Modeling as a Case for the Empirical Philosophy of Science

    Svetlova, Ekaterina

    Pages 65-82

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  • Reductionism as an Identity Marker in Popular Science

    Riesch, Hauke

    Pages 83-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empirical Philosophy of Science
Book Subtitle
Introducing Qualitative Methods into Philosophy of Science
Editors
  • Susann Wagenknecht
  • Nancy J. Nersessian
  • Hanne Andersen
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18600-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18600-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18599-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35668-6
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 171
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