New Directions in the Philosophy of Science

French, S. (Ed)

The philosophy of science is going through exciting times. New and productive relationships are being sought with the history of science. Illuminating and innovative comparisons are being developed between the philosophy of science and the philosophy of art. The role of mathematics in science is being opened up to renewed scrutiny in the light of original case studies. The philosophies of particular sciences are both drawing on and feeding into new work in metaphysics and the relationships between science, metaphysics and the philosophy of science in general are being re-examined and reconfigured. The intention behind this new series from Palgrave-Macmillan is to offer a new, dedicated, publishing forum for the kind of exciting new work in the philosophy of science that embraces novel directions and fresh perspectives. To this end, our aim is to publish books that address issues in the philosophy of science in the light of these new developments, including those that attempt to initiate a dialogue between various perspectives, offer constructive and insightful critiques, or bring new areas of science under philosophical scrutiny. The members of the editorial board of this series are: Holly Andersen, Philosophy, Simon Fraser University (Canada) Otavio Bueno, Philosophy, University of Miami (USA) Anjan Chakravartty, University of Notre Dame (USA) Steven French, Philosophy, University of Leeds (UK) series editor Roman Frigg, Philosophy, LSE (UK) James Ladyman, Philosophy, University of Bristol (UK) Michela Massimi, Science and Technology Studies, UCL (UK) Sandra Mitchell, History and Philosophy of Science,University of Pittsburgh (USA)  Lydia Patton, Philosophy, Virginia Tech (USA) Stathis Psillos, Philosophy and History of Science, University of Athens (Greece) Initial proposals (of no more than 1000 words) can be sent to Steven French at s.r.d.french@leeds.ac.uk.

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