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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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is Philosophy of science
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:21:39 -0700
“Typically,” he said via email, “I tell my students that philosophy of science is important because we live in a society that is very much a product of what Bas Van Fraassen called 'The Scientific Image'. That is, we are, as persons, largely shaped by ...
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:21:18 -0700
So why do I do philosophy of science? Simply because it is where the epistemic action is: science is where we do get knowledge, and I wish to understand how and why, and the limitations. All else flows from this for me. Others I know (and respect) do ...
Houston Press (blog)
Houston Press (blog)
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 05:07:16 -0700
"My reason for writing [It Started with Copernicus] is that my field, philosophy of science, is just too interesting and exciting to be left only for the specialists. The philosophy of science looks forbiddingly technical, and it often is. Really ...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:18:58 -0700
This point was made in the one book almost every college student reads (if they read any) in the philosophy of science, Thomas J. Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in 1962. Kuhn shattered the notion of objective progress in ...
Times Higher Education
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0700
Few of the 189 science graduates surveyed for my research had ever studied aspects of the history or philosophy of science. Key philosophers were unknown to them and while some had notions of the idea of falsifiability none had anything like a ...
PLoS Blogs (blog)
PLoS Blogs (blog)
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:42:36 -0700
Although Whewell's colleagues embraced the emerging trend of specializing in particular disciplines, Whewell remained a polymath with expertise in many subjects, including geology, astronomy, economics, theology, law, and the philosophy of science.
openPR (press release)
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:37:30 -0700
Stephan Hartmann, Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München and Co-Director of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP), will speak at the event. He will provide an introduction to the methodology ...
The Daily Camera
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:22:35 -0700
Monton, who has taught on the Boulder campus since 2006, specializes in the philosophy of science, religion and time, according to his curriculum vitae. CU awarded him an arts and humanities fellowship in 2007-2008 that reduced his teaching load, and ...
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