Series: Handbook of the Philosophy of Science

The Handbook of the Philosophy of Science is a comprehensive, multi-volume research collection with contributions from leading figures in all areas of the philosophy of science.

The Handbook is the most extensive examination ever published of philosophical issues in the sciences, both basic and applied. As the major reference work in the field, the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science will be essential reading for researchers in all branches of the philosophy of science, as well as graduate students and senior undergraduates. It should also draw a large readership of scientists and their students who are interested in methodological issues that arise in their fields

Book Series: Philosophy of Economics

Most recent volume

Volume . Philosophy of Economics

Published: 23rd April 2012 Series Volume Editor: Uskali Mäki

Part of the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science Series edited by:

Dov M. Gabbay King's College, London, UK;
Paul Thagard University of Waterloo, Canada; and
John Woods University of British Columbia, Canada.

Philosophy of Economics investigates the foundational concepts and methods of economics, the social science that analyzes the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. This groundbreaking collection, the most thorough treatment of the philosophy of economics ever published, brings together philosophers, scientists and historians to map out the central topics in the field. The articles are divided into two groups. Chapters in the first group deal with various philosophical issues characteristic of economics in general, including realism and Lakatos, explanation and testing, modeling and mathematics, political ideology and feminist epistemology. Chapters in the second group discuss particular methods, theories and branches of economics, including forecasting and measurement, econometrics and experimentation, rational choice and agency issues, game theory and social choice, behavioral economics and public choice, geographical economics and evolutionary economics, and finally the economics of scientific knowledge. This volume serves as a detailed introduction for those new to the field as well as a rich source of new insights and potential research agendas for those already engaged with the philosophy of economics.

Additional volumes

Philosophy of Linguistics

Published: 14th January 2012 Series Volume Editors: Ruth Kempson Tim Fernando Nicholas Asher

Volume 6. Philosophy of Chemistry

Published: 1st November 2011 Series Volume Editors: Robin Hendry Paul Needham Andrea Woody

Volume 16. Philosophy of Medicine

Published: 21st July 2011 Series Volume Editor: Fred Gifford

Volume 7. Philosophy of Statistics

Published: 25th May 2011 Series Volume Editors: Prasanta S. Bandyopadhyay Malcolm R. Forster

Volume 10. Philosophy of Complex Systems

Published: 4th May 2011 Series Volume Editor: Cliff Hooker

Volume 11. Philosophy of Ecology

Published: 28th April 2011 Series Volume Editors: Bryson Brown Kevin de Laplante Kent Peacock

Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences

Published: 20th August 2009 Series Volume Editor: Anthonie Meijers

Philosophy of Mathematics

Published: 11th June 2009 Series Volume Editor: Andrew Irvine

Philosophy of Information

Published: 10th November 2008 Series Volume Editors: Pieter Adriaans Johan van Benthem

General Philosophy of Science: Focal Issues

Published: 18th July 2007 Series Volume Editor: Theo Kuipers

Philosophy of Biology

Published: 5th February 2007 Series Volume Editors: Mohan Matthen Christopher Stephens

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

Published: 27th October 2006 Series Volume Editors: Stephen Turner Mark Risjord

Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science

Published: 23rd October 2006 Series Volume Editor: Paul Thagard

Philosophy of Physics

Published: 20th October 2006 Series Volume Editors: Jeremy Butterfield John Earman

Philosophy of Logic

Published: 19th October 2006 Series Volume Editor: Dale Jacquette