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What do scientists actually do? Is science “value-free”? How has science evolved through history? Where is science leading us? Introducing Philosophy of Science is a clear and incisively illustrated map of the big questions underpinning science. It is essential reading for students, the general public, and even scientists themselves.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Icon Books (first published September 8th 2011)
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Rahell Omer
May 30, 2016 Rahell Omer rated it it was ok
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It was close to give me an oat cell carcinoma. Thankfully, I detected the lesion soon and ...... finished the book immediately =D
St Fu
Nov 08, 2016 St Fu rated it did not like it
The title misuses the term "Philosophy of Science" as if it didn't already have a long standing and useful meaning. Though this book is arguably philosophy as applied to science, our language already has terms that describe what it is doing--"cultural studies," or "critical theory," and I say this as someone who is politically in accord with what this book is trying to do.

It treats science as the enemy (which I'll admit it often resembles) but without taking science's actual value seriously. For
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Marco
Oct 25, 2016 Marco rated it liked it
The book is much more about Sociology of Science than it's about Philosophy of Science, and it's strongly partisan towards the radical/post-colonial/feminist side of the field. Nonetheless, it's clear and carefully conceived, and quite a pleasurable reading if one's not entirely new to the topics discussed.
Earl
Dec 15, 2012 Earl rated it really liked it
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For a philosophy graduate student, this might seem to be a simplified textbook of sorts on the philosophy of science; however, that is not a bad thing, and in fact, it is the strongest point of this book as an "introductory text," in a very loose sense of the word. It was able to compress into 300 or so pages the whole history and philosophy of science, seducing the reader through its catchy and creative art. Compared to other "Introducing" and "For Beginners" books, this one
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Nov 17, 2011 Icon Books rated it it was amazing
What do scientists actually do? Is science "value-free"? How has science evolved through history? Where is science leading us? "Introducing Philosophy of Science" is a clear and incisively illustrated map of the big questions underpinning science. It is essential reading for students, the general public, and even scientists themselves
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Aug 14, 2013 Bader rated it really liked it
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It's a nice semi-interactive introduction to a subject I hadn't read about before so this's only the begining for me.
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Dec 19, 2013 Jan rated it really liked it
Very interesting introduction into a topic I never heard of before. Gave me a couple of hints on what books to read next.
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