A philosopher’s Christmas present

Here’s something for readers interested in the philosophy of science. A special issue of the journal Synthese with a collection of papers discussing evolutionary science and the opposition to it.

And the Christmas present? These papers are freely accessible and pdf forms downloadable up until the end of December. ( Important point for those of us who aren’t institutionalised).

Worth downloading and to read over the holidays. And if you get an eReader as a present this will give you plenty to start with – more than 220 pages.

The papers can be accessed an downloaded at Synthese, Volume 178, Number 2.

The journal Synthese covers topics of Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science.

Content of special issue:


Introduction: Glenn Branch
Can’t philosophers tell the difference between science and religion?: Demarcation revisited: Robert T. Pennock
Are creationists rational?: John S. Wilkins
Foiling the Black Knight: Kelly C. Smith
Information theory, evolutionary computation, and Dembski’s “complex specified information”: Wesley Elsberry and Jeffrey Shallit
Design and its discontents: Bruce H. Weber
The science question in intelligent design: Sahotra Sarkar
Intelligent design in theological perspective: Niall Shanks and Keith Green
The non-epistemology of intelligent design: its implications for public policy: Barbara Forrest
Evolution and atheism: Has Griffin reconciled science and religion?: James H. Fetzer

Free access to this journal on SpringerLink now through Dec. 31, 2010

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One response to “A philosopher’s Christmas present

  1. Thank you. It’s a very good piece of information to our fans as we are collecting free e-books to them.


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