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Philosophy in Science
Philosophy in Science

Philosophy in Science

Methods and Applications

Edited by Bartosz Brozek, Edited by Janusz Maczka, Edited by Wojciech Grygiel


336 Pages, 7 x 9.5

Cloth, $64.50 (US $64.50) (CA $80.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9788362259250

Rights: US & CA

Copernicus Center Press (Oct 2011)

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Philosophy in science should be sharply distinguished from the philosophy of science. The latter offers a philosophical reflection on the method of science; the former, on the contrary, is expected to concentrate on the mutual influence between the philosophical ideas and scientific theories and practice. The papers in this book explore both the methodological niveau of the philosophy in science and some particular philosophical issues intertwined with scientific theories. Only such a combination of two perspectives may provide a comprehensive picture of the methods and applications characteristic of philosophy in science. The book includes essays by Sir Roger Penrose, Joseph LeDoux, Francisco J. Ayala, and Michael Heller who won of the Templeton Prize in 2008.