The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
"The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences" is the title of an article published in 1960 by the physicist Eugene Wigner. In the paper, Wigner observed that the mathematical...
Discourse on the Method
The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of See...
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Foundations of the Science of Knowledge
Foundations of the Science of Knowledge (German: Grundlage der gesammten Wissenschaftslehre) is a 1794 book by the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Based on lectures Fichte had delivered...
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The Moral Landscape
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values is a book by Sam Harris. In it, he promotes a science of morality and argues that many thinkers have long confused the relationship between ...
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The Continuing Revolution
The Continuing Revolution: A History of Physics from the Greeks to Einstein (1968) is a book by Joseph Agassi, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company. It written as a three week discussion with Agassi...
Religion and Nothingness
Religion and Nothingness (Japanese: Shūkyō to wa Nanika; the original title translates literally as What is Religion?) is a 1961 book by the Japanese philosopher Keiji Nishitani.
Nishitani rel...
Ninth Bridgewater Treatise
The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise was published by Charles Babbage in 1837 as a response to the eight Bridgewater Treatises that the Earl of Bridgewater, Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl, had funded and i...
Physicist and Christian
Physicist and Christian: A dialogue between the communities (1961) is a book by William G. Pollard. Much of the attention given to the book such as its review in Time magazine has been attributed to t...
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Leviathan and the Air-Pump
Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (published 1985) is a book by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer. It examines the debate between Robert Boyle and Thomas Hobbes over ...
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is a 1962 book about the history of science by philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn. Its publication was a landmark event in the history, philosophy, and sociology of sci...
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Fact, Fiction, and Forecast
Fact, Fiction, and Forecast is a book by Nelson Goodman in which he explores some problems regarding scientific law and counterfactual conditionals and presents his New Riddle of Induction. Hilary Pu...
The Grammar of Science
The Grammar of Science is a book by Karl Pearson first published in hardback in 1892. In 1900, the second edition, published by Adam & Charles Black, appeared. The third, revised, edition was also...
Popper and After
Popper and After: Four Modern Irrationalists is a book by David Charles Stove first published by Pergamon Press in 1982. It has since been reprinted as Anything Goes: Origins of the Cult of Scientific...
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The Course in Positive Philosophy
The Course in Positive Philosophy (Cours de Philosophie Positive) was a series of texts written by the French philosopher of science and founding sociologist, Auguste Comte, between 1830 and 1842. Wit...
Epistemological Letters
Epistemological Letters was a hand-typed, mimeographed, "underground" physics newsletter about quantum physics that was sent out to a private mailing list, or what physicist John Clauser called a "qua...
The Logic of Modern Physics
The Logic of Modern Physics is an influential 1927 philosophy of science book by American physicist and Nobel laureate Percy Williams Bridgman. The book was widely read by scholars in the social scien...
Novum Organum
The Novum Organum, full original title Novum Organum Scientiarum (‘new instrument of science’), is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon, written in Latin and published in 1620. The title is a referen...
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Foundations of Science
Foundations of Science is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary academic journal focussing on methodological and philosophical topics concerning the structure and the growth of science. It is the official...
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What is Philosophy?
What is Philosophy? (French: Qu'est-ce que la philosophie?) is a 1991 book by philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari.
Deleuze commented in a letter to one of his translato...
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Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Two Dogmas of Empiricism is a paper by analytic philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine published in 1951. According to City University of New York professor of philosophy Peter Godfrey-Smith, this "pape...
Against Method
Against Method: Outline of an Anarchist Theory of Knowledge is a 1975 book about the philosophy of science by Paul Feyerabend, who argues that science is an anarchic, not a monic, enterprise. In the c...
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The Value of Science
The Value of Science is a book by the French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher Henri Poincaré. It was published in 1905. The book deals with questions in the philosophy of science and adds det...
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is a peer-reviewed, academic journal of philosophy, owned by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS), and published by Oxford University ...
Encyclopédie
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopaedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts) was a general encyclopedia published in Franc...
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The Logic of Scientific Discovery
The Logic of Scientific Discovery (German: Logik der Forschung, which, however, literally means "The Logic of Research") is a 1934 book by Karl Popper. Popper rewrote his book in English and repub...
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Modern Physics and Ancient Faith
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (2003) is a book by Stephen M. Barr, a physicist from the University of Delaware and frequent contributor to First Things. This book is "an extended attack" on what B...