『Philosophy of Science for Biologists』目次

Kostas Kampourakis and Tobias Uller (eds.)
(2020年10月刊行,Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, x+330 pp., ISBN:978-1-108-49183-9 [hbk] → 版元ページ


List of Contributors vii
Preface ix
1. Why should biologists care about philosophy of science? [Tobias Uller and Kostas Kampourakis] 1
2. What constitutes an explanation in biology? [Angela Potochnik] 21
3. What is biological knowledge? [Kevin McCain] 36
4. What is the nature of theories and models in biology? [Emily Parke and Anya Plutynski] 55
5. How are biology concepts used and transformed? [Ingo Brigandt] 79
6. Why does it matter that many biology concepts are metaphors? [Kostas Kampourakis] 102
7. How do concepts contribute to scientific advancement? Evolutionary biology as a case study [David Depew] 123
8. How can conceptual analysis contribute to scientific practice? The case of cultural evolution [Tim Lewens] 146
9. What methods do life scientists use? A brief history with philosophical implications [Erik L. Peterson] 168
10. Is it possible to scientifically reconstruct the history of life on earth? The biological sciences and deep time [Carol Cleland] 193
11. What is the basis of biological classification? The search for natural systems [Thomas Reydon] 216
12. What is the nature of scientific controversies in the biological sciences? [Michael R. Dietrich] 235
13. What is the relation between facts and values in biological science? Biology in society [Carrie Friese and Barbara Prainsack] 255
14. A philosopher in the age of creationism: What have I learned after fifty years doing philosophy of biology that I want to pass on to biologists [Michael Ruse] 275
15. How can we teach philosophy of science to biologists? [Kostas Kampourakis and Tobias Uller.] 399

Further Reading 313
Index 319