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Mon 25 Jan 2010 08:09 PM

Matt asks about the contents of the recently released New Waves in Philosophy of Science. Amazon has a preview for other books in the series, but not this one yet. I'm sure it will in due time, but here's the list of contributions anyway:

1. Juha Saatsi, Form vs. Content-driven Arguments for Realism

2. Sherri Roush, Optimism about the Pessimistic Induction

3. Anjan Chakravartty, Metaphysics Between the Sciences and Philosophies of Science

4. Jessica Pfeifer, Nominalism and Inductive Generalizations

5. Otavio Bueno, Models and Scientific Representations

6. Greg Frost-Arnold and P.D. Magnus, The Identical Rivals Response to Underdetermination

7. Laura Perini, Scientific Representation and the Semiotics of Pictures

8. Jay Odenbaugh, Philosophy of the Environmental Sciences

9. Justin Biddle and Eric Winsberg, Value Judgments and the Estimation of Uncertainty in Climate Modeling

10. Kristen Intemann, Feminist Standpoint Empiricism: Rethinking the Terrain in Feminist Philosophy of Science

11. Daniel Steel, Naturalism and the Enlightenment Ideal: Rethinking a Central Debate in the Philosophy of Social Science

12. Michael Weisberg, New Approaches to the Division of Cognitive Labor


from: Matt Brown

Fri 29 Jan 2010 07:45 AM

P.D., this looks like a great volume. Do you think it is at the appropriate level for a graduate seminar of non-experts (i.e. not philosophy of science students and in some cases not philosophy at all?). What about towards the end of a undergrad phil sci survey course?

from: P.D.

Fri 29 Jan 2010 11:38 AM

Matt: In short, yes. I was planning to use Kristen Intemann's article on feminist philosophy of science in my grad level survey course last year, but didn't it got crowded out when other things ran long. I have Biddle&Winsberg's paper on the syllabus for my upper division undergrad Scientific Revolutions course this semester, and I'll see if I actually get to it. So I do think that there's teachable stuff here.