investigating the life sciences an introduction to the philosophy of science foundations and philosophy of science and technology

Download Book Investigating The Life Sciences An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Science Foundations And Philosophy Of Science And Technology in PDF format. You can Read Online Investigating The Life Sciences An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Science Foundations And Philosophy Of Science And Technology here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Investigating The Life Sciences

Author : G. M. N. Verschuuren
ISBN : 9781483297224
Genre : Science
File Size : 80. 61 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 593
Read : 842

Download Now


A unique introduction to the philosophy of science with special emphasis on the life sciences. Part I presents elementary but fundamental concepts and problems in epistemology and their relation to questions of scientific methodology. Part II deals with case studies from the history of biology which illustrate particular philosophical points while Part III progresses to more complex ideas as on the nature and methodology of science. Part IV discusses the limitations of scientific enquiry and its relations to other systems of knowledge and interpretation.

Philosophy Of Technology And Engineering Sciences

Author :
ISBN : 0080930743
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 55. 25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 959
Read : 400

Download Now


The Handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences addresses numerous issues in the emerging field of the philosophy of those sciences that are involved in the technological process of designing, developing and making of new technical artifacts and systems. These issues include the nature of design, of technological knowledge, and of technical artifacts, as well as the toolbox of engineers. Most of these have thus far not been analyzed in general philosophy of science, which has traditionally but inadequately regarded technology as mere applied science and focused on physics, biology, mathematics and the social sciences. • First comprehensive philosophical handbook on technology and the engineering sciences • Unparalleled in scope including explorative articles • In depth discussion of technical artifacts and their ontology • Provides extensive analysis of the nature of engineering design • Focuses in detail on the role of models in technology

Hikima Journal Of Multidisciplinary Discourses

Author : The Department of Philosophy , Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria
ISBN : 9780244046989
Genre :
File Size : 73. 71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 136
Read : 483

Download Now



Philosophy Of Complex Systems

Author :
ISBN : 0080931227
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 40. 10 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 912
Read : 219

Download Now


The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on. Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity. The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgments and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, especially in recent years. -Comprehensive coverage of all main theories in the philosophy of Complex Systems -Clearly written expositions of fundamental ideas and concepts -Definitive discussions by leading researchers in the field -Summaries of leading-edge research in related fields are also included

Philosophy Of Science Very Short Introduction

Author : Samir Okasha
ISBN : 9780191062797
Genre : Science
File Size : 83. 54 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 335
Read : 849

Download Now


How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective'? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science, and investigates fascinating, challenging questions such as these. Starting at the very beginning, with a concise overview of the history of science, Okasha examines the nature of fundamental practices such as reasoning, causation, and explanation. Looking at scientific revolutions and the issue of scientific change, he asks whether there is a discernible pattern to the way scientific ideas change over time, and discusses realist versus anti-realist attitudes towards science. He finishes by considering science today, and the social and ethical philosophical questions surrounding modern science. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Multilevel Selection And The Theory Of Evolution

Author : Ciprian Jeler
ISBN : 9783319786773
Genre : Science
File Size : 28. 74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 467
Read : 824

Download Now


This book puts multilevel selection theory into a much needed historical perspective. This is achieved by discussing multilevel selection in the first half of the twentieth century, the reasons for the energetic rejection of Wynne-Edwards’ group selectionist stance in the 1960s, Elisabeth Lloyd’s contribution to the units of selection debate, Price’s hierarchical equation and its possible interpretations and, finally, species selection in macroevolutionary contexts. Another idea also seems to emerge from these studies; namely, that perhaps a more sure-footed position for multilevel selection theory would be acquired if we were to show a renewed interest in 'old group selection', i.e. in scenarios in which the differential reproduction of the groups themselves affects the frequencies of either individual-level or group-level traits. This book will be of interest to philosophers and historians of biology, as well as to theoretically inclined biologists who have an interest in multilevel selection theory.

Series

Author :
ISBN : 0835221067
Genre :
File Size : 33. 31 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 128
Read : 956

Download Now



Hegel S Philosophy Of Nature

Author : Georg Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel
ISBN : 9781317852537
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 42. 93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 112
Read : 270

Download Now


The second part of Hegel’s Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences in outline. Translated, and with an introduction by, MJ Petry. This edition first published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Christianity And The Nature Of Science

Author : J. P. Moreland
ISBN : 9781441206664
Genre : Religion
File Size : 45. 14 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 204
Read : 762

Download Now


A defense of the scientific view of creationism.

The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions

Author : Thomas S. Kuhn
ISBN : 9780226458144
Genre : Science
File Size : 77. 50 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 752
Read : 772

Download Now


A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Top Download:

Best Books