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Module Reading List

How Science Works, 2017/18, Semester 2
Ellen Clarke
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Stathis Psillos (2005) Scientific realism : how science tracks truth ISBN: 041520819X (pbk); 0415208181. Routledge. Chapter 4.  

David Hume. An enquiry concerning human understanding. Sections 4 and 5.  

Nelson Goodman (1983) Fact, fiction and forecast, 4th Ed. Harvard University Press. Chapter 3. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Thomas Kuhn (1962) The structure of scientific revolutions.. University of Chicago Press. Chapter 10. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Helen Longino (1995) Gender, politics and the theoretical virtues. Synthese. ISSN: 0039-7857 104:383-397.  

Steven French (2007) Science : key concepts in philosophy ISBN: 082648655X (pbk.); 9780826486547 (hbk.); 0826486541 (hbk.); 9780826486554 (pbk.). Continuum: London. Chapter 10. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   

Oppenheim, P. and H. Putnam, 1958, “The unity of science as a working hypothesis”, in H. Feigl et al. (eds.), Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science., vol. 2, Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press. - Available online:   

Jerry Fodor (1974) Special sciences (or: the disunity of science as a working hypothesis). Synthese. ISSN: 0039-7857 28(2): 97-115.  

Bas van Fraassen (1980) The scientific image ISBN: 0198244274 (pbk ; cased) : No price; 019824424X, Clarendon Press. pp. 1-19.   

This list was last updated on 19/01/2018