"The noble goals of science have something to do with the attainment of truth": First edition of Philip Kitcher's The Advancement of Science; Inscribed by him to Hilary Putnam
The Advancement of Science: Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusions.
Item Number: 88090
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
First edition of well-known philosopher Philip Kitcher’s treatise on the philosophy of science. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow philosopher Hilary Putnam, “For Hilary, with very best wishes, Philip.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ann Lowe. An exceptional association.
In The Advancement of Science, notable philosopher Philip Kitcher sets a new agenda for the philosophy of science, offering an innovative and detailed picture of the advancements of science. Recognizing that science is the result of a variety of people with different personal and social interests, Kitcher argues that the growth of science is a process in which our vision of nature and ways of learning about it improve.