Philosophy and Natural Science (Semester 3)


Since the syllabi in MCPH are dynamic and regularly updated, this reading list is indicative and amenable to modifications in each session.

Alan Richardson, “Towards the History of Scientific Philosophy”

Stefano Franchi, “Hunters, Cooks, and Nooks – Two Interpretations of the Tangled Relationship between Philosophy and Science”

Ernst Cassirer, The Philosophy of the Enlightenment

Robert Hartman, “The Logical Difference between Philosophy and Science”

Alan Love, “From Philosophy to Science (to Natural Philosophy)-Evolutionary Development Perspectives”

Martin Heidegger, The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics

Michael Loux & Dean Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics

J. Lowe, The Four Category Ontology – A metaphysical foundation for natural science

Robert Audi, A Contemporary Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge

B.K. Matilal, Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

B.K. Matilal, Logic, Language and Reality

Stathis Psillos & Martin Curd (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science

“Scientific Explanation”, “Laws of Nature”, “Theory and Observation in Science” (SEP Articles)

Alex Rosenberg, Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction