Philosophy of Science Resources

Here are a variety of optional readings that cover most of what I would usually teach in my courses on history and philosophy of science, such as PHIL 4951 and PHIL 2786. More difficult items are marked with a ★ (but are still recommended!).

All the items here are linked to their respective pages at WorldCat, which should show their availability at any library near you (make sure to search by title, though; there may be another edition to which you have access!). If you want a book and can’t wait for inter-library loan, e-mail me – I might have a copy!

In this frontispiece to his translation of Newton, Voltaire transcribes the divine light of Newton's work, reflected in a mirror held by his scientific and romantic collaborator, Émilie du Châtelet.