The Philosophy of Science Science and Objectivity

by S. George Couvalis

The Philosophy of Science Science and Objectivity Synopsis

This comprehensive textbook provides a clear nontechnical introduction to the philosophy of science. Through asking whether science can provide us with objective knowledge of the world, the book provides a thorough and accessible guide to the key thinkers and debates that define the field. George Couvalis surveys traditional themes around theory and observation, induction, probability, falsification and rationality as well as more recent challenges to objectivity including relativistic, feminist and sociological readings. This provides a helpful framework in which to locate the key intellectual contributions to these debates, ranging from those of Mill and Hume, through Popper and Kuhn to Laudan, Bloor and Garfinkel among others.

The Philosophy of Science Science and Objectivity Press Reviews

`In the preface to this book, the author explains his intention of writing a textbook on the philosophy of science that is neither too technical nor too simplistic. It is aimed at higher-education students and academics who already have some philosophical background knowledge. The book gives a critical account of the ideas of some of the most influential philosophers of science' - Pragmatics `The book is a good read and will doubtless find a home in many introductory courses in the philosophy of science' - Science, Technology & Society `Couvalis is unfailingly clear, acute and learned. This well-researched, well-paced new text on the philosophy of science will be widely used and welcomed' - Professor Graham Nerlich, University of Adelaide

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761951001
Publication date: 18th April 1997
Author: S. George Couvalis
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Philosophy of science,

About S. George Couvalis

George Couvalis is a senior lecturer in the Discipline of Philosophy at Flinders University of South Australia.

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