New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

ISBN: 978-3-319-04381-4 (Print) 978-3-319-04382-1 (Online)

Table of contents (52 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Formal Methods

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-14

      Things in Possible Experiments: Case-Intensional Logic as a Framework for Tracing Things from Case to Case

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      Pages 15-33

      The Proof Is in the Process: A Preamble for a Philosophy of Computer-Assisted Mathematics

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      Pages 35-44

      The Future Role of Computation in Science and Society

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      Pages 45-61

      In No Categorical Terms: A Sketch for an Alternative Route to a Humean Interpretation of Laws

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      Pages 63-73

      The Undeniable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Special Sciences

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      Pages 75-84

      Comment on “The Undeniable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Special Sciences”

  3. Philosophy of the Natural and Life Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 85-85

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      Pages 87-103

      Explanatory Pluralism in Psychiatry: What Are We Pluralists About, and Why?

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      Pages 105-119

      Pluralists About Pluralism? Different Versions of Explanatory Pluralism in Psychiatry

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      Pages 121-139

      Shifting Attention from Theory to Practice in Philosophy of Biology

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      Pages 141-155

      Living Instruments and Theoretical Terms: Xenografts as Measurements in Cancer Research

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      Pages 157-172

      Developmental Explanation

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      Pages 173-189

      What Counts as Causation in Physics and Biology?

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      Pages 191-201

      Challenges to Characterizing the Notion of Causation Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Comment on Faye

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      Pages 203-219

      Just Complexity

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      Pages 221-233

      Confessions of a Complexity Skeptic

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      Pages 235-251

      New Directions in the Philosophy of Biology: A New Taxonomy of Functions

  4. Philosophy of the Cultural and Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253

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      Pages 255-265

      How Essentialism Properly Understood Might Reconcile Realism and Social Constructivism

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      Pages 267-278

      Social Construction – By Whom?

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      Pages 279-295

      Is Social Constructivism Soluble in Critical Naturalism?

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      Pages 297-312

      Scientific Representation, Reflexivity, and the Possibility of Constructive Realism

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