Teaching the Philosophy of Science to Undergraduate Science Students

Lars-Göran Johansson (2016) Philosophy of Science for Scientists. Springer, Cham. ISBN: 978-3-319-26,549-0, 257 pages, price: $74.99 (hardback)
  • Agustín Adúriz-BravoEmail author
Book Review

Value of the Book

Professor Lars-Göran Johansson’s Philosophy of science for scientists is a wide-scope introduction to the philosophy of science that has four outstanding values. The first one is its hybrid nature as a textbook. Anna Estany, in the prologue to her own Introducción a la filosofía de la ciencia, states that authors of textbooks on the philosophy of science can select one or more out of four different approaches: (1) a history of the philosophy of science (in the twentieth century or further back to the Enlightenment, Renaissance or Antiquity); (2) an account of the different philosophical schools, pointing out similarities and differences between them; (3) a “thematic” introduction, covering the main concepts and topics of philosophical reflection; or (4) a problem-based introduction, diving into the big questions and queries traditionally addressed by the discipline. The present book combines three of such approaches: some key concepts or “themes” (knowledge and its...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CONICET/Instituto CeFIEC, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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