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Philosophy of Science

A Beginner's Guide

Geoffrey Gorham

The world didn’t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking: was it worth the risk? What is the point of science actually? Geoffrey Gorham considers these questions and explores the social and ethical implications of science by linking them to issues facing scientists today: human extinction, extraterrestrial intelligence, space colonization, and more.

  • Publication date: September 1, 2009
  • ISBN: 9781851686841
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication date: December 1, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780741758
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 224


“A marvellous introduction to philosophy of science … truly original, comprehensive, and above all, extremely interesting.”

Margaret Morrison - Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto

“An excellent and well-written contribution... which serves as a good example that clear and rigorous writing needn't always be overly dry.”

The Review of Metaphysics

“The best introduction to the philosophy of science there is.”

Ronald N. Giere – Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota

Geoffrey Gorham

Geoffrey Gorham has been teaching and researching philosophy of science for 15 years and is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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