Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 13 items for:

  • Philosophy of Science x
Clear All

View:

Basic Structures of RealityEssays in Meta-Physics

Basic Structures of Reality: Essays in Meta-Physics

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841103
eISBN:
9780199919529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841103.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This book deals with questions of metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind from the vantage point of physics. Combining general philosophy with physics, it covers such topics as the ... More

Because Without CauseNon-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Because Without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Marc Lange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190269487
eISBN:
9780190269500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269487.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The way some scientific explanations work is not by describing causal connections between events or by describing the world’s overall causal structure. Furthermore, mathematicians regard some proofs ... More

Challenging the Modern SynthesisAdaptation, Development, and Inheritance

Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, and Inheritance

Philippe Huneman and Denis Walsh (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199377176
eISBN:
9780199377190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199377176.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Since its origin in the early 20th century, the modern synthesis theory of evolution has grown to represent the orthodox view on the process of organic evolution. It is a powerful and successful ... More

The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of SensibilityScience and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680-1760

Stephen Gaukroger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594931
eISBN:
9780191595745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594931.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Understanding the emergence of a scientific culture—one in which cognitive values generally are modelled on, or subordinated to, scientific ones—is one of the foremost historical and philosophical ... More

Creating ConsilienceIntegrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Calls for a “consilient” or “vertically integrated” approach to the study of human mind and culture have, for the most part, been received by scholars in the humanities with either indifference or ... More

EmergenceA Philosophical Account

Emergence: A Philosophical Account

Paul Humphreys

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190620325
eISBN:
9780190620356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Paul Humphreys argues that many of the problems affecting accounts of emergence arise from a philosophical tradition overly committed to synchronic reduction, and has been too focused on problems in ... More

Mind and CosmosWhy the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

Thomas Nagel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919758
eISBN:
9780199980369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919758.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

This book argues that the widely accepted world view of materialist naturalism is untenable. The mind-body problem cannot be confined to the relation between animal minds and animal bodies. If ... More

The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher

Mark Couch and Jessica Pfeifer (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199381357
eISBN:
9780199381371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381357.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher includes eleven chapters on the work of Kitcher. The chapters are written by leading scholars in their field: Nancy Cartwright and Alexandre Marcellesi, Lorraine ... More

Physical TheoryMethod and Interpretation

Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation

Lawrence Sklar (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195145649
eISBN:
9780199396740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145649.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The contributions by distinguished philosophers of science in this collection provide a survey of two aspects of contemporary philosophy of science, the methods of physical science and crucial ... More

Reconstructing RealityModels, Mathematics, and Simulations

Reconstructing Reality: Models, Mathematics, and Simulations

Margaret Morrison

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199380275
eISBN:
9780199380299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199380275.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Attempts to understand various aspects of the empirical world often rely on modelling processes that involve a reconstruction of the system(s) under investigation. Typically the reconstruction uses ... More

View: