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December 1998
600 pages  

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The Cosmos of Science
Essays of Exploration
Earman, John, Norton, John
The Cosmos of Science presents a cross section of the best work currently being done in history and philosophy of science, exploring fundamental questions in four major areas: history of science; foundations of mathematics and physics; induction and scientific methodology; and action and rationality. Together these essays reveal the coherence and order of the cosmos of science.

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John Earman is University Professor in the History and Philosopy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous books including: Hume's Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles; World Enough and Space-time: Absolute vs. Relational Theories of Space and Time; Bayes or Bust: A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation Theory; Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes.
John D. Norton is professor of philosophy, and director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a contributing editor to the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein , Volumes 3 and 4, and was recently associate editor and co-editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
“An enjoyable, interesting and informative collection of essays. . . . of value to at least three groups of philosophers and historians of science. Experts in a given subdiscipline will find several essays informing them of some of the leading-edge work in their field. Non-experts will be able to see what is happening at the frontier of a variety of fields. Those scholars either searching for a new area of research or just beginning their work will be able to sample a variety of fields. This is a book I will keep.”—Allan Franklin, Metascience

“Possibly the most varied and diverse collection of articles to appear in the Pittsburgh-Konstanz series thus far. . . . Comprises a number of first-rate essays on such subjects as: history of science, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, scientifc methodology, rationality, to name just a few. . . . In the overall genre of philosophy of science anthologies devoted to recent work across many fields, this new volume is about as good as it gets.”—Edward Slowik, Philosophia

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The Cosmos of Science presents a cross section of the best work currently being done in history and philosophy of science, exploring fundamental questions in four major areas: history of science; foundations of mathematics and physics; induction and scientific methodology; and action and rationality. Together these essays reveal the coherence and order of the cosmos of science.
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