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Updated throughout and with three entirely new chapters,Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy ofScience, Second Edition furthers its reputation as thedefinitive introductory text on the historical developments andphilosophical issues that inform our scientific view of the worldaround us.

  • Represents an innovative introduction to the history andphilosophy of science, designed especially for those coming to thesubject for the first time
  • Updated new edition features the addition of chapters focusingon scientific laws, evolutionary theory, and implications ofevolution
  • Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themesthat have impacted our scientific view of the world around us
  • Analyzes the transitions from the Aristotelian worldview to theNewtonian worldview to a new and currently developingworldview
  • Explores challenges to the Western scientific worldview broughton by recent discoveries

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