Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Science: EPSA13 Helsinki

  • Uskali Mäki
  • Ioannis Votsis
  • Stéphanie Ruphy
  • Gerhard Schurz

Part of the European Studies in Philosophy of Science book series (ESPS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Truth and Semantics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Schippers
      Pages 3-16
    3. Matthias Neuber
      Pages 27-41
    4. Holger Andreas
      Pages 43-54
  3. Social Epistemology, Rational Choice Theory and Public Policy

  4. Values in Science

  5. Causality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Lena Kästner
      Pages 155-167
    3. Maria Kronfeldner
      Pages 169-181
    4. Fernanda Samaniego
      Pages 183-193
  6. Philosophy of Physics and Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Andreas Bartels, Daniel Wohlfarth
      Pages 197-207
    3. Carsten Seck
      Pages 243-250
    4. Robin Findlay Hendry
      Pages 251-261
  7. Induction, Probability and Chaos

  8. Fiction, Representation and Explanation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
  9. Philosophy of the Life Sciences and of Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Maria Cristina Amoretti, Nicla Vassallo
      Pages 357-367
    3. Trip Glazer
      Pages 381-391

About this book


This volume showcases the best of recent research in the philosophy of science. A compilation of papers presented at the EPSA 13, it explores a broad distribution of topics such as causation, truthlikeness, scientific representation, gender-specific medicine,  laws of nature, science funding and the wisdom of crowds.

Papers are organised into headings which form the structure of the book. Readers will find that it covers several major fields within the philosophy of science, from general philosophy of science to the more specific philosophy of physics, philosophy of chemistry, philosophy of the life sciences, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of the social sciences and humanities, amongst others.

This volume provides an excellent overview of the state of the art in the philosophy of science, as practiced in different European countries and beyond. ​It will appeal to researchers with an interest in the philosophical underpinnings of their own discipline, and to philosophers who wish to explore the latest work on the themes explored.


causation general philosophy of science laws of nature philosophy of biology philosophy of chemistry philosophy of medicine philosophy of physics philosophy of probability philosophy of social sciences and humanities philosophy of the life sciences public policy scientific explanation scientific theory change social epistemology values in science

Editors and affiliations

  • Uskali Mäki
    • 1
  • Ioannis Votsis
    • 2
  • Stéphanie Ruphy
    • 3
  • Gerhard Schurz
    • 4
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.DCLPSHeinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf DuesseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Pierre Mendés-France UniversityGrenobleFrance
  4. 4.DCLPSHeinrich-Heine University DuesseldorfDuesseldorfGermany

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