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Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Alan C. Love, General Editor

Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science is the world's longest running and best known series devoted exclusively to the philosophy of science. Edited by resident fellows of the Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science (MCPS) since 1956, the series brings together original articles by leading workers in the philosophy of science. The twenty existing volumes cover topics ranging from the philosophy of psychology and the structure of space and time to the nature of scientific theories and scientific explanation.

Minnesota volumes typically grow out of intensive workshops focused on specific topics. The participants are invited to contribute because they represent the leading viewpoints of the time. The volumes thus have a coherent focus enhanced by the authors' considerable face to face interaction before their papers are revised for publication.

The goal of the MCPS is to continue producing a volume of Minnesota Studies every two to three years on central topics of broad interest within the philosophy of science. The objective is both to define current debates within the field and to help set the agenda for the future. Many chapters and often entire volumes are now open access (freely available).

Volumes in the Series

22.   Beyond the Meme: Development and Structure in Cultural Evolution. 2019. Editors: A.C. Love, W.C. Wimsatt. Table of Contents.

21.   The Experimental Side of Modeling. 2018. Editors: I.F. Peschard, B.C. van Fraassen. Table of Contents.

20.   The Language of Nature: Reassessing the Mathematization of Natural Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. 2016. Editors: G. Gorham, B. Hill, E. Slowik, and C.K. Waters. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

19.   Scientific Pluralism. 2006. Editors: S.H. Kellert, H.E. Longino, and C.K. Waters. Table of Contents. Sample Chapter.

18.   Logical Empiricism in North America. 2003. Editors: G. Hardcastle and A.W. Richardson. Table of Contents. Sample Chapter.

17.   Quantum Measurement: Beyond Paradox. 1998. Editors: R.A. Healey and G. Hellman. Table of Contents. Sample Chapter.

16.   Origins of Logical Empiricism. 1996. Editors: R.N. Giere and A.W. Richardson. Table of Contents. Sample Chapter.

15.   Cognitive Models of Science. 1992. Editor: R.N. Giere. Table of Contents. Sample Chapter.

14.   Scientific Theories. 1990. Editor: C.W. Savage. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

13.   Scientific Explanation. 1989. Editors: P. Kitcher and W.C. Salmon. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

12.   Rereading Russell: Essays on Bertrand Russell's Metaphysics and Epistemology. 1989. Editors: C.W. Savage and C.A. Anderson. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

11.   History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics. 1988. Editors: W. Aspray and P. Kitcher. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

10.   Testing Scientific Theories. 1983. Editor: J.S. Earman. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

9.     Perception and Cognition: Issues in the Foundations of Psychology. 1978. Editor: C.W. Savage. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

8.     Foundations of Space-Time Theories. 1977. Editors: J.S. Earman, C.N. Glymour, and J.J. Stachel. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

7.     Language, Mind, and Knowledge. 1975. Editor: K. Gunderson. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

6.     Induction, Probability, and Confirmation. 1975. Editors: G. Maxwell and R.M. Anderson, Jr. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

5.     Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Science. 1970. Editor: R.H. Stuewer. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

4.     Analyses of Theories & Methods of Physics and Psychology. 1970. Editors: M. Radner and S. Winokur. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

3.     Scientific Explanation, Space and Time. 1962. Editors: H. Feigl and G. Maxwell. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

2.     Concepts, Theories, and the Mind-Body Problem. 1958. Editors: H. Feigl, M. Scriven, and G. Maxwell. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).

1.     Foundations of Science and the Concepts of Psychology and Psychoanalysis. 1956. Editors: H. Feigl and M. Scriven. Table of Contents. Open Access (all chapters).