This comprehensive anthology draws together writings by leading philosophers on the philosophy of science. Each section is prefaced by an introductory essay from the editors, guiding students gently into the topic. Accessible and wide-ranging, the text draws on both contemporary and twentieth century sources. The readings are designed to complement Alex Rosenberg's textbook, Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge 2000), but can also serve as a stand-alone volume in any philosophy of science course. Includes readings from the following leading philosophers: Achinstein, Anderson, Bloor, Earman, Feyerabend, Gutting, Hanson, Hempel, Kitcher, Kuhn, Laudan, Leplin, Mackie, McMullin, Nagel, Popper, Quine, Rosenberg, Russell, Salmon, Schlick, Shapere, Van Fraassen.
Yuri Balashov teaches Philosophy at the University of Georgia, USA. He has published extensively in the leading Philosophy and Philosophy of Science journals. Alex Rosenberg teaches Philosophy at Duke University. His books include Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2000) and The Philosophy of Social Science (1995). In 1993 he won the Lakatos Prize in the Philosophy of Science