Introduction: On the Philosophy of Science in Practice
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This issue contains a selection of five papers that were presented at SPSP 2011, the third biennial conference of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice held at the University of Exeter, UK. The conference was hosted by Egenis (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/), a leading centre for the study of the life sciences which strongly supports collaborations between philosophers, social scientists and biologists.
In the mission statement of SPSP (see www.philosophy-science-practice.org) one find expressed the original motivation of the founding team: a philosophy of science “based on an analytic framework that takes into consideration theory, practice and the world simultaneously” and which is “concerned with not only the acquisition and validation of knowledge, but its use” (see also Ankeny et al. 2011). However accurate this expression may be to the original position of the SPSP founders, it is important to see what contributors to the SPSP...
KeywordsScientific Practice Scientific Progress Sustainability Science General Philosophy Epistemic Possibility
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