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Philosophy of Science in Practice

Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning

Editors: Chao, Hsiang-Ke, Reiss, Julian (Eds.)

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  • Offers a new approach to philosophy of science
  • Presents the first work on philosophy of science in practice to cover important topics in philosophy such as evidence, explanation, and models
  • Discusses a wide range of special sciences, such as chemistry, economics, physics, and legal studies​
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About this book

This volume reflects the ‘philosophy of science in practice’ approach and takes a fresh look at traditional philosophical problems in the context of natural, social, and health research. Inspired by the work of Nancy Cartwright that shows how the practices and apparatuses of science help us to understand science and to build theories in the philosophy of science, this volume critically examines the philosophical concepts of evidence, laws, causation, and models and their roles in the process of scientific reasoning. Each chapter is an important one in the philosophy of science, while the volume as a whole deals with these philosophical concepts in a unified way in the context of actual scientific practice. This volume thus aims to contribute to this new direction in the philosophy of science.​

About the authors

Hiang-Ke Chao is Professor of Economics at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Julian Reiss is Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) at Durham University, UK.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45532-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45530-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83313-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of Science in Practice
Book Subtitle
Nancy Cartwright and the Nature of Scientific Reasoning
Editors
  • Hsiang-Ke Chao
  • Julian Reiss
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
379
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45532-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45532-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45530-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83313-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 204
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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