The Philosophy of Science: An Overview for Cognitive Science (Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Science Series)

Author: William Bechtel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Category: Philosophy, Psychology, Cognition & Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy Of Science
Book Format: Paperback

This text focuses on two major issues: the nature of scientific inquiry and the relations between scientific disciplines. Designed to introduce the basic issues and concepts in the philosophy of science, Bechtel writes for an audience with little or no philosophical background.

The first part of the book explores the legacy of Logical Positivism and the subsequent post-Positivistic developments in the philosophy of science. The second section examines arguments for and against using a model of theory reduction to integrate scientific disciplines. The book concludes with a chapter describing non-reductionist approaches for relating scientific disciplines using psycholinguistic and cognitive neuroscience models.

Table Of Contents
Contents: The Locus of Philosophy of Science. Logical Positivism: The Received View in Philosophy of Science. Challenges to Logical Positivism. Post-Positivist Philosophy of Science. Theory Reduction as a Model for Relating Disciplines. An Alternative Model for Integrating Disciplines.


SKU BK-9780805802214
Barcode # 9780805802214
Brand Taylor & Francis Inc
Artist / Author William Bechtel
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Shipping Width 0.152m
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