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Abstract object theory

Atomism

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History of science

Inductive reasoning

Logical positivism

Metaphysics of science

Metatheory of science

Ontology

Philosophers of science

Philosophy of archaeology

Philosophy of astronomy

Philosophy of biology

Philosophy of computer science

Philosophy of medicine

Philosophy of physics

Philosophy of science events

Philosophy of science literature

Philosophy of science portal

Philosophy of social science

Philosophy of technology

Positivism

Razors (philosophy)

Roman Catholicism and science

Scientific laws

Scientific method

Scientific revolution

Scientific theories

Social epistemology

Sociology of scientific knowledge

Systems theory

Types of scientific fallacy

Validity (statistics)

Vienna Circle

 

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Philosophy of science is a branch of philosophy concerned with the foundations, methods, and implications of science. The central questions concern what counts as science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of science. This discipline overlaps with metaphysics, ontology and epistemology, for example, when it explores the relationship between science and truth. There is no consensus on many central problems in philosophy of science, including whether science can reveal the truth about unobservable things and whether scientific reasoning can be justified at all. In addition to these general questions about science as a whole, philosophers of science consider problems that apply to particular sciences such as biology or physics. Some philosophers of science also use contemporary results in science to reach conclusions about philosophy.

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Abstract object theory

Atomism

Causality

Cognitive inertia

Criticism of science

Epistemology of science

History of science

Inductive reasoning

Logical positivism

Metaphysics of science

Metatheory of science

Ontology

Philosophers of science

Philosophy of archaeology

Philosophy of astronomy

Philosophy of biology

Philosophy of computer science

Philosophy of medicine

Philosophy of physics

Philosophy of science events

Philosophy of science literature

Philosophy of science portal

Philosophy of social science

Philosophy of technology

Positivism

Razors (philosophy)

Roman Catholicism and science

Scientific laws

Scientific method

Scientific revolution

Scientific theories

Social epistemology

Sociology of scientific knowledge

Systems theory

Types of scientific fallacy

Validity (statistics)

Vienna Circle

   

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Action theory (philosophy)

Actor–network theory

Androcentrism

Anecdotal evidence

Antipositivism

Antireductionism

Antiscience

Applied science

Atomism

Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society

Bayesian probability

Berlin Circle

Biofact (philosophy)

Biological determinism

Blue skies research

Boundary-work

British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Cartesian anxiety

Cartesian doubt

Causality

Causation in Sciences Project

Center for Philosophy of Science

Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds

Ceteris paribus

Classical limit

Classification of the sciences (Peirce)

Closed circle

Cognitive closure (philosophy)

Commensurability (philosophy of science)

Computational epistemology

Condition of possibility

Conflict of interest

Consilience

Cooking (science)

Coordinative definition

Copernican principle

Corroborating evidence

Criticism of science

Decline effect

Deductive-nomological model

Demarcation problem

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Descriptive science

Determinism

Doxa

Duhem–Quine thesis

Empirical limits in science

Endophysics

Engineering

Episteme

Epistemological anarchism

Eternity

Etiology

Exemplar (Kuhn)

Experience

Experimental system

Explanandum

Explanatory gap

Explanatory power

Eyewitness testimony

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Fallibilism

Fecundity

Folk science

Foundations of statistics

Free parameter

Functional contextualism

Genidentity

Global Perspectives on Science and Spirituality

Growth of knowledge

Hard and soft science

Historiography of science

History and philosophy of science

Hitchens's razor

Holism

Human biocomputer

Humanistic naturalism

Hypothesis

Hypothetico-deductive model

Idealization

Impact assessment

Impact evaluation

Index of philosophy of science articles

Inquiry

Instrumentalism

International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science

International Union of History and Philosophy of Science

International Wittgenstein Symposium

Interpretive discussion

Intersubjective verifiability

Introspection

Islamic bioethics

Karl Jaspers Prize

Lakatos Award

Law (principle)

Lie-to-children

Limiting case (philosophy of science)

Logical positivism

Mechanism (sociology)

Medawar Lecture

Mediocrity principle

Metaphysical naturalism

Methodical culturalism

Models of scientific inquiry

Morality of science

Natural kind

Nature (philosophy)

Nature of Science

Neurathian bootstrap

Neuroheuristics

Neurophilosophy

Neutrality (philosophy)

Normal conditions

Normal science

Normative science

Not even wrong

Objectivity (frame invariance)

Objectivity (philosophy)

Objectivity (science)

Observation

Observational science

Occam's razor

Oliva Sabuco

Ontic

Operational definition

Organicism

Overdetermination

Parable of the Sunfish

Paradigm shift

Pessimistic induction

Phenomenology (science)

Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science

Philosophy of Science Association

Philosophy of archaeology

Philosophy of artificial intelligence

Philosophy of chemistry

Philosophy of engineering

Philosophy of physics

Philosophy of science

Philosophy of social science

Philosophy of space and time

Philosophy of statistics

Philosophy of technology

Physical law

Physics (Aristotle)

Physics envy

Planck's principle

Positivism

Post-normal science

Pragmatism

Predictive power

Preformationism

Problem of induction

Pseudoskepticism

Psychology of science

Quantification (science)

Quasi-empirical method

Ramsey sentences

Ramsey–Lewis method

Relationship between religion and science

Reproducibility

Revisionary materialism

Rhetoric of science

Role of chance in scientific discoveries

Science of morality

Science studies

Scientific community

Scientific community metaphor

Scientific consensus

Scientific controversy

Scientific law

Scientific method

Scientific temper

Scientific theory

Serendipity

Simple (philosophy)

Situational analysis

Social epistemology

Sociology of the history of science

Special sciences

Stage theory

Statistical inference

Subjectivity

Testability

The Zoist

The central science

Theory

Theory choice

Timeline of scientific thought

Trial and error

Truth by consensus

Two-stage model of free will

Uncomfortable science

Underdetermination

Unity of science

Universal science

Universology

Validity (statistics)

Vienna Circle

Vinciane Despret

Vitalism

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

Working hypothesis

Wrong

Wronger than wrong

Zilsel Thesis

    

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