The Philosophy of Science

  • by Samir Okasha
  • Narrated by Peter Ganim
  • 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science.
Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism.
He also looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. The final chapter touches on the conflicts between science and religion, and explores whether science is ultimately a good thing.

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Excellent introduction


I found this to be a wonderfully cogent introduction to the philosophy of science and the major debates within it. It made no assumptions about the background that a listener would have, providing short explanations of major concepts without patronizing or pandering. The whole series is excellent, so I'm not surprised.
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- Jamie

Great book, boring narrator

I was rather excited when I found this book. Hello I had never heard of its author, it turned out to be written in a lucid style, comprehensive,
and well composed. , Then narrators voice is not boring, because he has the same tone and melody for each sentence.
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- Olaf

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios