Handbook of the Philosophy of Science

Last updated December 23, 2008

This is a multi-volume Handbook to be published by Elsevier under the general editorship of
Dov Gabbay, Paul Thagard, and John Woods.


1. Focal Issues Published
2. Physics Published
3. Biology Published
4. MathematicsPublished
5. LogicPublished
6. Philosophy of Chemistry and PharmacologyPublished
7. StatisticsPublished
8. InformationPublished
9. Philosophy of Technology and Engineering SciencesPublished
10. Philosophy of Complex SystemsPublished
11. Philosophy of EcologyPublished
12. Psychology and Cognitive SciencePublished
13. EconomicsPublished
14. LinguisticsPublished
15. Anthropology and SociologyPublished
16. MedicinePublished


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1. Philosophy of Science: Focal Issues - Theo Kuipers (ed.) - Published

#Chapter TopicsAuthorStatus
1 Laws, Theories and Research Programmes Theo Kuipers - University of Groningen Confirmed
2 * Past and Contemporary Perspectives on Explanation Stathis Psillos - University of Athens Confirmed
3 Evaluation of Theories Ilkka Niiniluoto - University of Helsinki Confirmed
4 *Experiment in the Natural Sciences Allan Franklin - University of Colorado 

The Role of Experiments in the Social Sciences 
Wenceslao J. González - *Univerdade Da Coruna 

Ontological, Epistemological, and Methodological Positions James Ladyman - University of Bristol Confirmed

*Reduction, Integration, and the Unity of Science: Natural, Behavioral, and Social Sciences and the Humanities William Bechtel - University of California, San Diego & 
Andrew Hamilton - University of California, San Diego

Logical, Historical, and Computational Approaches Atocha Aliseda Llera - Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico & 
Donald Gillies - *University College, London

*Demarcating Science from Nonscience Martin Mahner - *Zentrum für Wissenschaft und Kritisches Denken, Rossdorf Confirmed
History of the Philosophy of Science Friedrich Stadler - Institut Wiener Kreis/Institute Vienna Circle 



2. Philosophy of Physics -  John Earman & Jeremy Butterfield (eds.) - Published

#Chapter TopicsAuthorStatus
1 On Symplectic Reduction in Classical Mechanics Jeremy Butterfield Confirmed
2 The Representation of Time and Change in Mechanics Gordon Belot Confirmed
3 Classical Relativity Theory David Malament Confirmed
4 Non-Relativistic Quantum Theory Michael Dickson Confirmed
5 Between Classical and Quantum Klaas Landsman Confirmed
6 Quantum Information and Computing Jeffrey Bub Confirmed
7 The Conceptual Basis of Quantum Field Theory Gerard ‘t Hooft Confirmed
8 Algebraic Quantum Field Theory Hans Halvorson (with an Appendix by Michael Müger) Confirmed
9 Issues in the Foundations of Classical Statistical Physics Jos Uffink Confirmed
10 Quantum Statistical Physics Gerard Emch Confirmed
11 Issues in the Philosophy of Cosmology George F.R. Ellis Confirmed
12 Quantum Gravity Carlo Rovelli Confirmed
13 Symmetries and Invariances in Classical Physics Katerine Brading and Elena Castellani Confirmed
14 Symmetries and Invariances in Quantum Physics Jeffrey Harvey Confirmed
15 Aspects of Determinism in Modern Physics John Earman Confirmed



3. Philosophy of Biology - Mohan Matthen & Christopher Stephens (eds.) - Published

#Chapter TopicsAuthorStatus
1 Darwin Michael Ruse Confirmed
2 Fisher Robert Skipper Confirmed
3 Haldane Sahotra Sarkar Confirmed
4 Sewall Wright Jim Crow Confirmed
5 Motoo Kimura Jim Crow Confirmed
6 Natural Selection Christopher Stephens Confirmed
7 Neutralism Anya Plutynski Confirmed
8 Units of Selection Rob Wilson Confirmed
9 Development Denis Walsh Confirmed
10 Evolvability Kim Sterelny Confirmed
11 Evolutionary Norms Michael Bradie Confirmed
12 Evolutionary Ethics Catherine Wilson Confirmed
13 Genetic Analysis Rafi Falk Confirmed
14 Population Genetics Margaret Morrison Confirmed
15 Maximization A.W.F. Edwards Confirmed
16 Reduction Alex Rosenberg Confirmed
17 Genetic Coding Michael Wheeler Confirmed
18 Taxonomy Marc Ereshefsky Confirmed
19 Homology Brian Hall Confirmed
20 Race Robin Andreason Confirmed
  Special Topics    
21 Formal Methods Paul Thompson Confirmed
22 Functions Tim Lewens Confirmed
23 Teleosemantics Karen Neander Confirmed
24 Innateness André Ariew Confirmed
25 Artificial Life Mark Bedau Confirmed



4. Philosophy of Mathematics - Andrew Irvine (ed.) - Published

#Chapter TopicsAuthorStatus
1 The Foundations of Mathematics W.D. Hart Confirmed
2 Realism Mark Balaguer Confirmed
3 Aristotelian Realism James Franklin Confirmed
4 Empiricism David Bostock Confirmed
5 Kantianism Mary Tiles Confirmed
6 Logism Jaakko Hintikka Confirmed
7 Formalism Peter Simons Confirmed
8 Constructivism David McCarty Confirmed
9 Fictionalism Daniel Bonevac Confirmed
10 Set Theory from Cantor to Cohen Akihiro Kanamori Confirmed
11 Alternative Set Theories Peter Apostoli
Roland Hinnion
Akira Kanda
Thierry Libert
12 Philosophies of Probability Jon Williamson Confirmed
13 Computability Wilfried Sieg Confirmed
14 Inconsistent Mathematics Chris Mortensen Confirmed
15 Mathematics and the World Mark Colyvan Confirmed



5. Philosophy of Logic - Dale Jacquette (ed.) – Published

#Chapter TopicsAuthorStatus
1 Introduction: Philosophy of Logic Today Dale Jacquette Confirmed
2 What is Logic? Jaakko Hintikka and Gabriel Sandu Confirmed
3 The Scope and Limits of Logic Wilfrid Hodges Confirmed
4 Logic in Philosophy Johan van Benthem Confirmed
5 Informal Logic David Hitchcock Confirmed
6 On the Relation of Informal to Symbolic Logic Dale Jacquette Confirmed
7 Logic and Semantic Analysis Ernest Lepore Confirmed
8 Logical and Semantic Paradoxes JC Beall Confirmed
9 A Brief History of Truth Stewart Candlish and Nic Damnjanovic Confirmed
10 Justificatory Irrelevance of Formal Semantics Charles F. Kielkopf Confirmed
11 Hilbert’s Program Then and Now Richard Zach Confirmed
12 Classical Logic’s Coming of Age John W. Dawson Confirmed
13 Löwenheim-Skolem Theorems Heinz-Deiter Ebbinghaus Confirmed
14 The Mathematics of Skolem’s Paradox Timothy Bays Confirmed
15 Objectual and Substitutional Interpretations of the Quantifiers Michael Hand Confirmed
16 Relevance Logics Katalin Bimbo Confirmed
17 Paraconsistent Logics and Paraconsistency Newton C.A. da Costa, Décio Krause and Otávia Bueno Confirmed
18 Free Logics John Nolt Confirmed
19 Extensional vs. Intensional Logic Jaroslav Peregrin Confirmed
20 Fictions and Their Logic John Woods Confirmed
21 Vagueness and the Logic of Ordinary Language Roy Sorensen Confirmed
22 Modal Realism and its Roots in Mathematical Realism Charles S. Chihara Confirmed
23 Logically Possible Worlds and Counterpart Semantics for Modal Logic Marcus Kracht and Oliver Kutz Confirmed
24 Logic of Counterfactuals and Analysis of Causation John Collins Confirmed
25 Logicism and its Contemporary Legacy Herbert Hochberg Confirmed
26 Infinity Peter Fletcher Confirmed
27 Logic, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences Neil Tennant Confirmed
28 Default Inference: On Reasoning from Defective Premises Nicholas Rescher Confirmed



6. Philosophy of Chemistry and Pharmacology - Andrea Woody, Paul Needham and Robin Hendry (eds.) – Published 

#Chapter TopicsAuthorStatus
1. Introduction Robin Hendry and Andrea Woody Confirmed
2. Historical perspectives    
a. Overview Jaap van Brakel Confirmed
  Lavoisier Matthew Eddy Confirmed
  Mendeleev Michael Gordin Confirmed
  Dalton David Knight Confirmed
  Duhem Paul Needham Confirmed
  Perrin   Invited
  Lewis Paul Bogaard Confirmed
  Pauling Buhm Soon Park Confirmed
  Polanyi   Invited
  Prigogine Joe Earley Confirmed
  Research Traditions    
  19thc atomism   Invited
  Wave mechanics    
  Organic chem. (20thc)    
3. Chemistry as a Discipline    
4. Theoretical Relations    
a. Reduction, physicalism, and supervenience Robin Hendry Confirmed
b. Issues of Autonomy    
c. Theories    
c. 1 Quantum Mechanics and atomic structure Marcus Reiher and Eugen Schwartz Confirmed
c. 2 Quantum Mechanics and molecular structure Guy Woolley and Brian Sutcliffe Confirmed
c. 3 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Krishna Vemullapalli Confirmed
c. 4 Kinetics and transition state chemistry Jeff Ramsey and Steven Weininger Confirmed
5. Basic conceptual categories for chemistry    
a. 1 Substance: ancient conceptions Paul Bogaard Confirmed
a. 2 Substance: contemporary views Jaap van Brakel Confirmed
a. 3 Modality and substance Paul Needham Confirmed
b. Element Robin Hendry Confirmed
c. Chemical bond   Invited
d. Molecular structure Jeff Ramsey Confirmed
e. Compound and mixtures Paul Needham Confirmed
f. Mechanisms and chemical reaction    
g. Causation Janet Stemwedel Confirmed
h. Periodic table Eric Scerri Confirmed
i. Distinctions between chemical and physical concepts (atom, electron) Theodore Arabatzis Confirmed
6. Distinctive or dominant aspects of practice and methodology    
a. Modes of Representation    
a. 1 Nomenclature, symbolism, and formulae   Invited
a. 2 Visual representation Andrea Woody Confirmed
b. Modeling Michael Weisberg Confirmed
c. Explanation Andrea Woody Confirmed
d. The role of laws Rom Harre Confirmed
e. Approximations and idealizations Jeff Ramsey and Andrea Woody Confirmed
7. Laboratory practice    
a. Instrumentation   Invited
b. Synthesis Joachim Schummer Confirmed
c. Analysis Joachim Schummer Confirmed
8. Chemical engineering van Brakel Confirmed
9. Chemistry/biochemistry interface    
a. Structural vs. functional conceptions of molecular units    
b. Bioorganic theory    
c. Pharmacy vs. chemistry    


7.  Philosophy of Statistics - Prasanta S. Bandyopadhyay and Malcolm Forster (eds.) – Published 

Chapter Titles Author  Status 
Introduction Prasanta Bandyopadhyay Confirmed
I. Philosophical Controversies about Conditional Probability:    
A: Conditional Probability Alan Hájek Confirmed
B: The Notion of Conditional Probability Kenny Eswaran Confirmed
II. Attempts to Understand Different Aspects of “Randomness:”    
A:   Defining Randomness Deborah Bennett Confirmed
B:   Defining Randomness in Sequences Abhijit Dasgupta Confirmed
III: Probabilistic and Statistical Paradoxes:    
A: Probability Paradoxes Susan Vineberg Confirmed
B: Statistical Paradoxes C. Andy Tsao Confirmed
IV: Statistics as Inductive Inference: Jan-Willem Romeijin Confirmed
V:  Various Issues about Causal Inference:    
A: Common Cause and Causality Peter Spirtes Confirmed
B: The Logic and Philosophy of Causal  Inference:  A Statistical Perspective Sander Greenland Confirmed
VI: Some Philosophical Issues Concerning Statistical Learning Theory:     
A: Statistical Learning Theory and the Problem  of Induction Gilbert Harman & Sanjeev Kullarni Confirmed
B: A Second Look at Simplicity and V-C Dimension Daniel Steel Confirmed
VII: Different Approaches to Simplicity Related to Inference & Truth:    
A: Minimum Message Length and Bayesian Inference David Dowe Confirmed
B.  Luckiness and Regret in Minimum Description Length Inference Steven de Rooij & Peter Grünwald Confirmed
C. Ockam's Razor and Efficient Convergences to the truth Kevin Kelly Confirmed
VIII: Special Problems in Statistics/Computer Science:    
A: Normal Approximations Robert Boik Confirmed
B: The Stein Estimation Cid Srinivasan Confirmed
C:  Data Mining Choh Man Teng Confirmed
IX: Some Application of Probability/Statistics  to Climatology: Mark Greenwood, Joel Harper & Johnie Moore Confirmed
X:  Historical Approaches to Probability/Statistics:    
A: The Subjective and the Objective Sandy Zabell Confirmed
B: Probability in Ancient India C.K. Raju Confirmed
C: On the Theme of Probability and Statistics in Islamic Tradition M. A. Matin Confirmed
XI: Four Paradigms of Statistics:    
Classical Statistics Paradigm:    
A: Error –Statistics Deborah Mayo & Aris Spanos Confirmed
B: Significance Testing Davis Baird & Michael Dickson Confirmed
Bayesian Paradigm:    
A: Subjective Bayesianism:Posterior Model Probabilities  Philip Dawid Confirmed
B: Objective Bayesianism    
(i)   Modern Bayesian Inference: Foundations & Objective Methods José M. Bernardo Confirmed
(ii)  Evidential Probability & Objective Bayesian Epistemology Gregory Wheeler & Jon Williamson Confirmed
C. Confirmation Theory and Challenges to it:    
(i) Confirmation Theory James Hawthorne Confirmed
(ii) Challenges to any Confirmation Theory John Norton Confirmed
D. Bayesianism as a form of “Logic:”    
(i) Bayesianism as a Pure Logic of Inference Colin Howson Confirmed
(ii) Bayesian Inductive Logic, Verisimilitude & Statistics Roberto Festa Confirmed
E. Bayesian Decision Theoretic Approach Paul Weirich Confirmed
Likelihood Paradigm:    
A: The Likelihood Paradigm Mark Taper & Subhash Lele Confirmed
B: Likelihood and its Evidential Framework Jeffrey D. Blume Confirmed
AIC Paradigm & Issues in Model Selection:    
The AIC, BIC and Recent Advances in Model Selection Arijit Chakrabarti & Jayanta K. Ghosh Confirmed
XII: The Likelihood Principle: Jason Grossman Confirmed
XIII: A Critique of Likelihood Theory of Evidence: Malcolm Forster Confirmed


8. Philosophy of Information -  Pieter Adriaans and Johan van Benthem (eds.) - Published
Volume Administrator – Mark Theunissen

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# Chapter Topics Author Status
1 Introduction, Scene setting    
1a Editorial on the overall role of information, and the structure of this Book Editors  
1b Philosophy of Information: Concepts and History P. Adriaans Confirmed
2 Philosophy and information    
2a Epistemology and Information F. Dretske Confirmed
2b Information and Philosophy of Language J. Groenendijk
H. Kamp
M. Stokhof
2c Modern Trends in Philosophy of Information L. Floridi Confirmed
2d Philosophy of Learning P. Adriaans Confirmed
3 Foundation: Major technical approaches    
3a The Quantitative Theory of Information F. Topsøe and P. Harremoës Confirmed
3b Logico-Semantic Theories of Information J. Seligman Confirmed
3c Algorithmic Complexity P. Grünwald and
P. Vitanyi
4 Informatics: Major themes in transforming/using information    
4a Learning K. Kelly Confirmed
4b Epistemic Logic and Information Update A. Baltag
L. Moss
H. van Ditmarsch
4c Information Structure and Belief Revision H. Rott Confirmed
4d Information, Processes and Games S. Abramsky Confirmed
4e Information and Beliefs in Game Theory B. Walliser Confirmed
5 Information in the Sciences & Humanities    
5a Information in Computer Science J.M. Dunn Confirmed
5b The Physics of Information S. Bais and D. Farmer Confirmed
5c Information in Social Science K. Devlin and Duska Rosenberg Confirmed
5d Information in Artificial Intelligence J. McCarthy Confirmed
5e Information and Cognitive Science M. Boden Confirmed
5f Information in Biological Systems J. Collier Confirmed
6 Epilogue, future perspectives and research directions Editors  


9. Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences - Anthonie Meijers, editor  Published

Elsevier Science has taken the initiative for a new Handbook Series of Philosophy of Science. This will be an authoritative reference work, to be published in 16 large volumes. General Editors of the project are Dov M. Gabbay, King's College London, Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo, and John Woods, University of British Columbia and King's College London. Individual volumes will cover all significant developments in the 20th century and, where relevant, the present century as well. Volumes will run from between 500 to 1200 printed pages, thus making it possible for chapters to be as comprehensive as possible, given the natural limitations of the Handbook's format. More information on this project can be found here http://www.johnwoods.ca/HPS .  

The Handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences addresses numerous issues in the emerging field of the philosophy of those sciences that are involved in the technological process of design¬ing, developing and making of new technical artifacts and systems. These issues include the nature of design, of technological knowledge, and of technical artifacts, as well as the toolbox of engineers. Most of these have thus far not been analyzed in general philosophy of science, which has traditionally but inadequately regarded technology as mere applied science and focused on physics, biology, mathematics and the social sciences.  

Chapter Author Title
0 Anthonie Meijers Introduction
Part I: Technology and the sciences; Hans Radder associate editor
I.1 Carl Mitcham Defining technology and the technological sciences
I.2 Hans Radder Models of the science-technology relationship
I.3 David Channell The emergence of the technological sciences: a historical analysis
I.4 Gerhard Banse & Armin Grunwald The diversity and coherence of the technological sciences
I.5 Joe Pitt Technology in science: the role of instrumentation and experimentation
I.6 Knut Holtan Sørensen Technology and the social sciences
Part II: Artifact ontology and artifact epistemology; Wybo Houkes associate editor
II.1 Anthonie Meijers The dual nature of technical artifacts
II.2 Beth Preston Theories of function of artifacts
II.3 Amie Thomasson The significance of artifacts for metaphysics
II.5 Stefano Borgo, Laure Vieu, Nicola Guarino Artifacts in formal ontology
II.6 Pieter Vermaas & Pawel Garbacz Functional decomposition
II.7 Peter Simons and Vassilis Agouridas Structural part-whole relationships
II.8 Peter Mclaughlin Artifacts and natural objects
II.9 Wybo Houkes The nature of technological knowledge
II.10 Paul Nightingale Tacit knowledge and engineering design
II.11 Nicholas M. Allix Knowledge management:  concepts, problems, and prospects
II.12 Jesse Hughes Practical reasoning in engineering
Part III: Philosophy of design; Peter Kroes associate editor
III.1 Richard Buchanan Design methodologies
III.2 Peter Kroes The analysis of engineering design
III.3 Kees van Overveld and Kees Dorst Typologies of design problems
III.4 Marc de Vries The translation of user requirements into technical specifications
III.5 Larry Bucciarelli, Maarten Franssen & Peter Kroes. On rationality and irrationality in design
III.6 Bill Wood Computational representations of function
III.7 Johannes Bauer  & Pauline Herder The design of complex socio-technical systems
III.8 Steven Goldman Trade-offs in design
Part IV: Methodological Issues; Sjoerd Zwart associate editor
IV.1 Wilfrid Hodges Functional modeling and mathematical models
IV.2 Roland Müller The notion of a model, theories of models and history
IV.3 Stephan Rudolph Similarity mechanics and dimensional analysis
IV.4 Sjoerd Zwart & Lex Keuning. Scale models in engineering
IV.5 Nancy Nersessian Model based reasoning in interdisciplinary engineering
IV.6 Joe Pitt Technical explanations
IV.7 Patrick Suppes Measurement theory and engineering
IV.8 Mieke Boon Epistemology and methodology of diagrammatic models in the engineering sciences
IV.9 Taft Broome and Dan Frey Philosophical review of the engineering toolkit
IV.10 Ann Johnson How computers changed engineering
Part V: Normativity and values in technology; Ibo van de Poel associate editor
V.1 Hans Radder Do technologies have normative properties?
V.2 Maarten Franssen Artifacts and normative judgments
V.3 Ibo van de Poel Values in engineering design
V.4 Jennifer Alexander The concept of efficiency
V.5 Joachim Schummer et al Aesthetic values in technology and engineering design
V.6 Sven Ove Hansson Risk and safety in technology
V.7 Armin Grunwald Technology assessment; concepts and methods
V.8 Michael Pritchard Professional standards for engineers
V.9 Carl Mitcham Ethics and technology
Part VI: Philosophical issues of engineering disciplines; Sven Ove Hansson, associate editor
VI.1 Philip Brey Philosophical issues of information technology
VI.2 Paul Thomson Philosophical issues of agricultural technology
VI.3 Sven Ove Hanson Philosophical issues of medical technology
VI.4 Alfred Nordmann & Joachim Schummer Philosophical issues of nanotechnology
VI.5 Christian Illies and Nicholas Ray Philosophical Issues of architecture


10. Philosophy of Complex Systems - Clifford Hooker (editor)  Published

The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics.  A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, social and economic dynamics.  These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium ... control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on.

Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold, philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity.  The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgements and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex non-linear dynamical systems, especially in recent years.

The following statement of content is highly abbreviated; we welcome suggestions for its elaboration, refinement and re-organisation.We envisage an overall organisation along the following lines, to be modified as discussion and exploration unfolds:

# Chapter Topics Author Status
1 Fundamental Categorization, including the natures and significance of complexity, chaos/edge of chaos, change (state, form, bifurcation), and self-organization. Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Matthias Schafranek  
  General System Theory Wolfgang Hofkirchner Confirmed
  Self-Organisation   Confirmed
2 Mathematics and Statistics, including solvability and analysis, laws and boundary conditions, methods for systems identification and prediction.    
3 Metaphysics, including system identity and change, self-organization and existence, boundary and dynamics, information, causality and determinism, the limits of mechanism, reduction and emergence.  Mark H. Bickhard  
  Systems and Process Metaphysics Robert C. Bishop Confirmed
  Metaphysical and Epistemological Issues in Complex Systems Jan Schmidt Confirmed
  Methodological Challenges 
of Instabilities and Complexity
James Coffman Confirmed
  On causality in non-linear complex systems: the developmentalist perspective Wolfgang Hofkirchner Confirmed
  Information   Confirmed
4 Physics, including laws and causality, dynamics and thermodynamics (reversible and irreversible), generalization of thermodynamics concepts to nonequilibrium conditions, quantum complexity and chaos.    
5 Chemistry, including complexity (organic/physical), molecular information and machines, and molecular codes.    
6 Engineering, including electrical control, civil/mechanical/environmental modelling, chemical process control Rob Evans, Frank Barker, Iven Mareels  
  General Systems Theory - A Control Systems Perspective   Confirmed
7 Geo-science, including climate and landform modelling Michael Mastrandrea, Stephen Schneider  
  Complexity in climate science: nonlinear dynamics, emergent properties, and the necessity of systems thinking   Confirmed
8 Bio-sciences, including life/a-life, systems biology, organism organization and self/individuality, evolution and development, ecology, special laws and unity, Chinese medicine, sustainability. Stuart Newman  
  Complexity in Organismal Evolution David Green, Tania Leishman Confirmed
  Computing and complexity – networks, nature and virtual worlds Yin Gao Confirmed
  Constructing a post-classic ecology: towards a theoretical framework from the complex system theory perspective Jay Odenbaugh Confirmed
  Complex ecological systems William Herfel, Yin Gao, Dianah Rodrigues Confirmed
  Complex dynamical systems and Chinese medicine A. Moreno, X. Barandiaran, K. Ruiz-Mirazo Confirmed
  The impact of the paradigm of complexity on the foundational frameworks of biology and cognitive science Olaf Wolkenhaur Confirmed
  Complexity in Cell-biological systems William Bechtel Confirmed
  Active Mechanisms   Confirmed
9 Psychology, including dynamical systems models, developmental dynamics, cognitive neuroscience, robotics/AI, action theory and creativity, second order cybernetics systems psychology and psychiatry. Rachel Heath  
  Developmental Process and Dynamic Systems Adam Sheya and Linda Smith Confirmed
  Constructing agency from complexly organised systems Cliff Hooker, Joshua Skewes Confirmed
  Behavior and Cognition as a Complex Adaptive System in Robotics Stefano Nolfi Confirmed
10 Socio-Economics, including group dynamics, agent networks and evolutionary game theory, dynamics of the firm, evolutionary economics, institutional economics, market dynamics (positive feedback and path dependence, etc.), social self-organization, cultural dynamics. Management styles appropriate to complex systems.    
  Evolutionary Game Theory William F. Harms Confirmed
  Econophysics Dean Rickles Confirmed
  Complex Systems and Militery Transformation Alex Ryan Confirmed
  Complexity and Social Simulation Bruce Edmonds Confirmed
  Complex Economic Systems John Foster Confirmed
  Complex Systems Dynamics: Implications for Sustainability, conception and policy Thomas Brinsmead, Cliff Hooker Confirmed
11 Science-Technology, including science and technology dynamics, social systems organization. Don Ihde and William Herfel Confirmed


11. Philosophy of Ecology - Bryson Brown, Kevin de Laplante and Kent Peacock (eds.) (provisional TOC)  Published

# Chapter Topics Author Status
  Introduction – A Brief History of the Philosophy of Ecology Bryson Brown, Kevin de Laplante and Kent Peacock Confirmed
  Section I: Philosophical Issues in the History and Science of Ecology
  How Sociology Influenced the Origins and Development of Ecology Arnold van der Valk Confirmed
  Ecologists and Thomas Kuhn Sharon Kingsland Confirmed
  Holism, Reductionism and the Clements-Gleason Debate Chris Elliot Confirmed
  Philosophical Issues in the Work of Robert MacArthur Jay Odenbaugh Confirmed
  The Status Of Fundamental Objects in Ecology Craig Loehle Confirmed
  Varieties of Metaphor and their Use in Ecology Brendon Larson Confirmed
  The Null Models Debate in Ecology John Huss Confirmed
  TBA Kim Cuddington Confirmed
  Ecosystem Individuation John Collier and Graeme Cumming Confirmed
  Arguments for Holism from Systems Ecology Kevin de Laplante and Brian Fath Confirmed
  Symbiosis in Ecosystems and Evolutionary Theory Kent Peacock Confirmed
  Earth and Life Through Time Bryson Brown Confirmed
  Section II: Philosophical Issues in Applied Ecology and Conservation Science
  A Case Study in Scientific Maturation: Technological Innovation and Conservation Biology James Justus Confirmed
  Ecology Meets Decision Theory and Conservation Management Mark Colyvan Confirmed
  Ecological and Economic Sustainability Bryan Norton Confirmed
  Toward a General Theory of Diversity and Equality Greg Mikkelson Confirmed
  Choosing Appropriate Spatial and Temporal Scales for Ecological Restoration                              J.Baird Callicott Confirmed


12. Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science - Paul Thagard (ed.) - Published

# Chapter Topics Author/Affiliation Status
1 Introduction Paul Thagard - Waterloo Confirmed
2 Mechanisms Cory Wright -  UCSD & 
William Bechtel - UCSD
3 Representation Eric Dietrich, Binghamton Confirmed
4 Perception Austen Clark - Connecticut Confirmed
5 Artificial Intelligence Jack Copeland - Canterbury & 
Diane Proudfoot - Canterbury
6 Computational Neuroscience Chris Eliasmith - Waterloo Confirmed
7 Simulation Alvin Goldman - Rutgers & 
Kelby Mason - Rutgers
8 Psychopathology George Graham - Wake Forest & 
G. Lynn Stevens - UAB
9 Cognitive Neuroscience Valerie Hardcastle - Virginia Tech Confirmed
10 Reduction Robert McCauley - Emory Confirmed
11 Consciousness Uriah Kriegel - Arizona Confirmed
12 Emotion Jesse Prinz - UNC Confirmed
13 Evolutionary Psychology Robert Richardson - Cincinnati Confirmed
14 Situated Cognition Miriam Solomon - Temple Confirmed
15 Language Rob Stainton - University of Western Ontario, 
Corinne Iten - Carleton &  
Catherine Wearing - Carleton
16 Realizability Robert Wilson - Alberta &  
Carl Craver - Washington U. St. Louis



13. Philosophy of Economics - Uskali Mäki (ed.)  - Published

# Chapter Topics Author Status
A General Philosophical Themes
1 The Rise and Fall of Popper and Lakatos in Economics Roger Backhouse Confirmed
2 Realist and Antirealist Philosophies of Economics Uskali Mäki Confirmed
3 Models in Economics Mary Morgan Confirmed
4 Causality in Economics Kevin Hoover Confirmed
5 Philosophical Issues About Evidence and Their Manifestation in Economics Harold Kincaid Confirmed
6 Philosophical Issues About Explanation and Their Manifestation in Economics Harold Kincaid Confirmed
7 Explanatory Unification and Economics Imperialism Uskali Mäki Confirmed
8 Conceptions of Individual Agent Identity in Economics John Davis Confirmed
9 The Unreasonable Efficacy of Mathematics in Economics Philip Mirowski Confirmed
10 Feminist Philosophy of Economics Kristina Rolin Confirmed
11 The Positive and the Normative in Economics Wade Hands Confirmed
12 “Left-right” Ideological Polarization and the History of Economic Theory Don Ross Confirmed
13 Social Scientific Naturalism and Economic Experimentation Daniel Hausman Confirmed
B Specific Methods, Theories, Approaches, Paradigms, Schools, Traditions
1 The Philosophy of Economic Forecasting Clive Granger Confirmed
2 Philosophy of Econometrics Aris Spanos Confirmed
3 Measurement in Economics Marcel Boumans Confirmed
4 Rational Choice, Rules and Routines Viktor Vanberg Confirmed
5 Philosophy of Game Theory Christina Bicchieri Confirmed
6 Experimentation in Economics Francesco Guala Confirmed
7 Behavioral Economics George Loewenstein and Erik Angner Confirmed
8 Philosophy of Evolutionary Economics Jack Vromen Confirmed
9 Comparative Conceptions of Agency in Neoclassical Theory, Evolutionary Game Theory, and Behavioral Economics Don Ross Confirmed
10 Philosophy of Public Choice Hartmut Kliemt Confirmed
11 Philosophy of Social Choice Christian List Confirmed
12 Philosophy of Normative Economics Philippe Mongin Confirmed
13 The Economics of Scientific Knowledge Jesus Zamora Bonilla Confirmed


14.   Philosophy of Linguistics - Ruth Kempson, Nicholas Asher and Tim Fernando (eds.) - Published

# Chapter Topics Author Status
Part 1 Views
In each case, the idea is to get an overview of what linguistics as a science is from the perspective at hand. So even though some perspectives focus on a particular component (semantics, syntax, pragmatics) it should also give a comprehensive view of the entire discipline. i.e., provide a coherent picture of all (major) components of grammar.
1 Minimalism Wolfram Hinzen Confirmed
2 Functionalism Robert Van Valin Confirmed
3 Cognitivism Ronnie Cann and Ruth Kempson Confirmed
4 Logical Grammars Glyn Morrill Confirmed
5 Evolutionary Approaches Jim Hurford Confirmed
6 Materialism Mike Beaken & Peter Jones Confirmed
7 Probabilistic Approaches Harald Baayen Confirmed
Part 2 Concepts
These are contributions that are geared toward a critical examination of more specialized aspects of linguistics methodology: what views are there on the status of rules? What is the rule of intuitions, how do they relate to other types of linguistic data? What is the status of compositionality principle, how does it shape the organization of grammar? What is a linguistic universal, how does the concept relate to a particular framework? & etc.
1 Rules & Principles Ede Zimmermann & Christian Plunze Confirmed
2 Data Rens Bod Confirmed
3 Structure Juan Uriagereka Confirmed
4 Universals Frans Plank Confirmed
5 Compositionality Dag Westerstahl Confirmed
6 Form and Meaning James Higginbotham Confirmed
7 Meaning and Use Robert van Rooij Confirmed
Part 3 Contexts
This part is somewhat of a mixed bag; some contributions concern simply the relation with a neighbouring discipline (literary studies); others present what is known from a other perspective about the same subject, viz., language (anthropology, cognitive psychology); yet others concern the use of linguistics in another field (computer science).
1 Philosophy Jaroslav Peregrin Confirmed
2 Anthropology William Beeman Confirmed
3 Cognitive Psychology Giosuè Baggio, Michiel van Lambalgen & Peter Hagoort Confirmed
4 Computer Science Mark Steedman Confirmed
5 Gender Studies Sally McConnell-Ginet Confirmed
6 Rhetoric & Argumentation Studies Frans van Eemeren & Peter Houtlosser Confirmed


15. Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology- Stephen Turner and Mark Risjord (eds.) - Published

# Chapter Topics Author  Status
1 We, Heirs of Enlightenment:  Critical Theory, Democracy, and Social Science James Bohman Confirmed
2 The Intersection of Philosophy and Theory Construction:  The Problem of The Origin of Elements in a Theory Jerald Hage  
3 Evolutionary Explanations Valerie Haines Confirmed
4 Language and Translation David Henderson Confirmed
5 Relativism and Historicism Ian Jarvie Confirmed
6 Functionalism and Functionalist Explanation Harold Kincaid Confirmed
7 Levels of Explanation in Sociology and Anthropology Daniel Little Confirmed
9 Problem of Apparent Irrationality Stephen Lukes Confirmed
9 The Origins of Ethnomethodology Michael Lynch Confirmed
10 Measurement Joel Michell Confirmed
11 Phenomenological and Hermeneutic Approaches William Outhwaite Confirmed
12 Rational Choice and Collective Action Alessandro Pizzorno Confirmed
13 Ethnography and the Cultural Concept Mark Risjord Confirmed
14 Race in Anthropological and Sociological Theory Michael Root Confirmed
15 Naturalism Paul Roth Confirmed
16 Practice Theory Joe Rouse Confirmed
17 Categories and Classifications in the Social Sciences Warren Schmaus Confirmed
18 The Early Twentieth Century Methodological Background Stephen Turner Confirmed
19 Cultural Evolution William Wimsatt Confirmed
20 Causal Models and Statistics in Sociology James Woodward Confirmed
21 Philosophical Issues Arising from Archeology Alison Wylie Confirmed
22 Holism and Supervenience Julie Zahle Confirmed
23 From Knowledge to Culture:  What's "New" in the Sociology of Knowledge? John Zammitto Confirmed
24 Feminist Contributions to Anthropology and Sociology Sharon Crasnow Confirmed


16.   Philosophy of Medicine - Fred Gifford (ed.) - Published

# Chapter Topics Author Status
1 Intro/Overview Fred Gifford Confirmed
2 Concepts of Health and Disease Christopher Boorse Confirmed
3 Models in medicine Paul Thompson Confirmed
4 Medical ontology Jeremy Rosenbaum Simon Confirmed
5 Reductionism in Medicine Ken Schaffner Confirmed
6 Causal Inference in Medicine Dan Steel Confirmed
7 Patterns of Medical Discovery Paul Thagard Confirmed
8 Evidence-Based Medicine Robyn Bluhm and Kirstin Borgerson Confirmed
9 Consensus Conferences in Medicine Miriam Solomon Confirmed
10 General Philosophical Issues in Randomized Clinical Trials Fred Gifford Confirmed
11 Bayesianism and Frequentism in Clinical Trials David Teira Confirmed
12 Uncertainty in Medicine Benjamin Djulbegovic Confirmed
13 Logic of Diagnosis Kazem Sadegh-Zadeh Confirmed
14 Clinical Judgment Ross Upshur Confirmed
15 Public Health Dean Rickles Confirmed
16 Psychiatry Dominic Murphy Confirmed
17 Genetics and Medicine Rachel Ankeny Confirmed
18 Genetics and Psychiatry Ken Schaffner Confirmed
19 Brain Death John Lizza Confirmed
20 Philosophy of Nursing Mark Risjord Confirmed