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Published: 28 July 2016

160 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198745587

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Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Samir Okasha

Very Short Introductions

  • Looks at both the historical and contemporary challenges of the philosophy of science, considering core debates such as the two opposing schools of thought of realism and idealism
  • Addresses key questions such as the issue of scientific change, and whether there is a discernible pattern to the way scientific ideas change over time
  • Investigates fascinating ethical and philosophical questions across a variety of scientific fields including physics, biology and psychology
  • Discusses the controversial 'science wars'
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over seven million copies sold worldwide