From: Steve Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 14 2003 - 15:55:19 EDT
>Preston Garrison wrote:
> A friend has asked me for recommendations on good books with broad
> coverage on the history of science and philosophy of science. I would
> appreciate any suggestions anyone might have.
A favourite of mine, though I suspect out of print is
W. H. Newton-Smith "The Rationality of Science" (Routledge & Kegan Paul,
Excellent on the philsophy of science from popper to the strong programme
I also like the Chalmers book ("What is this thing called science?"), which
someone else suggested my copy is the second edition and is published by
Open University Press,Milton keynes, 1982. I think there is a later
edition now available.
A good one dealing with the philosophy of science from a historical
John Losee "A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Science" (3rd
edn, Oxford University Press, 1993) again a think there is a more recent
Fom a Christian perspective:
Nancy R,. Pearcey and Charles B. Thaxton "The Soul of Science: Christian
faith and Natural Philosophy" Crossway Books, 1994.
This is very readable and takes seriously the role of worldviews in science.
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