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  1. Challenges to Empiricism

    Edited by Harold Morick

    Challenges to Empiricism

    ". . . an admirably chosen set of selections, and the only anthology I know of which pulls together so many diverse strands of the recent attacks on traditional empiricist views."
         —Richard Rorty, University of Virginia

    North American rights only.

  2. Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science

    Pierre Duhem
    Translated and Edited, with Introduction, by Roger Ariew and Peter Barker

    Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science

    “This volume assembles twelve texts published between 1892 and 1915 . . . . The editors allow one to see the genesis of the ideas of Duhem, philosopher and historian, of the variety of his styles, and sometimes also the limits of his work . . . . A useful index, probably unique in the field of Duhemian studies, completes the book . . . . The English-language public may be assured an exemplary translation and a reliable critical apparatus.”
         —Jean Gayon, Revue d’Histoire des Sciences

  3. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

    Merrilee H. Salmon, John Earman, Clark Glymour, James G. Lennox, Peter Machamer, J. E. McGuire, John D. Norton, Wesley C. Salmon, & Kenneth F. Schaffner

    Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

    “The overall standard of the volume is extraordinarily high, and I have no doubt that this will be the text in philosophy of science for a couple of decades. The coverage is remarkable both in breadth and depth. . . . an amazingly good book. . . . written by an all-star team. . . . “
         —Philip Kitcher, Columbia University

  4. On Evolution

    Charles Darwin
    Edited, with Introduction, by Thomas F. Glick and David Kohn

    On Evolution

    “An excellent selection. There is nothing else like it available in print, and the price makes it very attractive for use in courses. . . . overall the editors did a superb job of choosing those excerpts from Darwin’s published works and his correspondence and notebooks that will give the reader a sense of the full range of his interests and the substance of his ideas. The editorial remarks are . . . perceptive and directly relevant to the content.”
         —Gene Cittadino, New York University

  5. Philosophy of Material Nature

    Immanuel Kant
    Translated by James W. Ellington

    Philosophy of Material Nature

    "Ellington has made Kant's writings seem clear and elegant. Indeed, he has produced one of this most readable translations of any of Kant's works. His essay 'The unity of Kant's thought in his philosophy of corporeal nature' appearing after the main text is a masterly interpretation of the Foundations."
        —Choice, in review of Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science

  6. Science and Subjectivity (Second Edition)

    Israel Scheffler

    Science and Subjectivity (Second Edition)

    “ . . . a standard source for anyone wanting to immerse himself in the topic of scientific change, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Hanson and Polanyi, all are examined here in a manner which is at once sympathetic and exacting.”
         —Roger C. Buck, Indiana University

  7. Selected Philosophical Papers of Robert Boyle

    Robert Boyle
    Edited by M. A. Stewart

    Selected Philosophical Papers of Robert Boyle

    “The availability of a paperback version of Boyle’s philosophical writings selected by M. A. Stewart will be a real service to teachers, students, and scholars with seventeenth-century interests. The editor has shown excellent judgment in bringing together many of the most important works and printing them, for the most part, in unabridged form. The texts have been edited responsibly with emphasis on readability. . . . Of special interest in connection with Locke and with the reception of Descarte’s Corpuscularianism, to students of the Scientific Revolution and of the history of mechanical philosophy, and to those interested in the relations among science, philosophy, and religion. In fact, given the imperfections in and unavailability of the eighteenth-century editions of Boyle’s works, this collection will benefit a wide variety of seventeenth-century scholars.”
        —Gary Hatfield, University of Pennsylvania

  8. The Structure of Science (Second Edition)

    Ernest Nagel

    The Structure of Science (Second Edition)

    "Ernest Nagel's work, The Structure of Science, has earned for itself the status of an outstanding standard work in its field. It offers an exceptionally thorough and comprehensive methodological and philosophical exploration encountered in those diverse fields. Nagel's discussion is distinguished by the lucidity of its style, the incisiveness of its reasoning, and the solidity of its grounding in all the major branches of scientific inquiry. The Structure of Science has become a highly influential work that is widely invoked in the methodological and philosophical literature. Recent controversies between analytics and historic-sociological approaches to the philosophy of science have not diminished its significance; in fact, it seems to me that the pragmatist component in Nagel's thinking may be helpful for efforts to develop a rapprochement between the contending schools."
         —Carl G. Hempel

  9. Three Treatises on the Nature of Science

    Galen
    Translated by R. Walzer and M. Frede

    Three Treatises on the Nature of Science

    Includes an introduction, bibliography, On the Sects for Beginners, An Outline of Empiricism, On Medical Experience, an index of the persons mentioned in the text, and an index of the subjects mentioned in the texts.

  10. Timaeus (Zeyl Edition)

    Plato
    Translated, with Introduction, by Donald J. Zeyl

    Timaeus (Zeyl Edition)

    “Donald Zeyl’s fresh and faithful translation and his lucid, comprehensive commentary will bring the sublime Timaeus to life for contemporary students of cosmology, metaphysics, history of science, and philosophy.”
         —Sarah Broadie, Princeton University

  11. Time

    Edited, with Introduction, by Carl Levenson and Jonathan Westphal

    Time

    Time brings together philosophical and literary works representing the many ways—metaphysical, scientific, analytic, phenomenological, literary—in which philosophers and others have reflected on questions about time. North American Rights Only.

  12. What Is This Thing Called Science? (Fourth Edition)

    Alan F. Chalmers

    What Is This Thing Called Science? (Fourth Edition)

    In addition to overall improvements and updates inspired by Chalmers’s experience as a teacher, comments from his readers, and recent developments in the field, this fourth edition features an extensive chapter-long postscript that draws on his research into the history of atomism to illustrate important themes in the philosophy of science. Identifying the qualitative difference between knowledge of atoms as it figures in contemporary science and metaphysical speculations about atoms common in philosophy since the time of Democritus offers a revealing and instructive way to address the question at the heart of this groundbreaking work: What is this thing called science? (Co-published with the University of Queensland Press. HPC holds rights in North America and U. S. Dependencies)

  13. Zeno's Paradoxes

    Edited by Wesley C. Salmon

    Zeno's Paradoxes

    These essays lead the reader through the land of the wonderful shrinking genie to the warehouse where the “infinity machines” are kept. By careful examination of a lamp that is switched on and off infinitely many times, or the workings of a machine that prints out an infinite decimal expansion of pi, we begin to understand how it is possible for Achilles to overtake the tortoise. The concepts that form the basis of modern science—space, time, motion, change, infinity—are examined and explored in this edition. Includes an updated bibliography.

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