This page aims to make learning about philosophy of science as easy as possible by bringing together the best articles, podcasts, and videos from across the internet onto one page. To get started, simply choose one of the resources listed below:
This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- The Problem of Induction
- Laws of Nature
- Religion and Science
- Science and Pseudo-Science
- Scientific Explanation
- Scientific Method
- Scientific Objectivity
- Scientific Progress
- Scientific Realism
- Scientific Representation
- Scientific Revolutions
- The Structure of Scientific Theories
- Theory and Observation in Science
- The Unity of Science
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Confirmation and Induction
- Metaphysics of Science
- Representation, Scientific
- Science and Ideology
- Scientific Change
- Scientific Realism and Antirealism
- Simplicity in the Philosophy of Science
- Theories of Explanation
This section features short articles from 1000-Word Philosophy and Aeon. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to philosophy of science than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
- Philosophy and Its Contrast with Science by Thomas Metcalf
- Karl Popper and Falsificationism by Michael Zerella
- The Problem of Induction by Kenneth Blake Vernon
- Laws of Nature by Michael Zerella
- Evolution and Ethics by Michael Klenk
- Interpretations of Probability by Thomas Metcalf
- Introduction to the Probability Calculus by Thomas Metcalf
- Thomas Kuhn, Paradigm Shifts, and Academic Rifts by Michael Zerella
- Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy I: The Superposition of Paths by Thomas Metcalf
- Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy II: Measurement and Interpretations by Thomas Metcalf
- Quantum Mechanics and Philosophy III: Implications by Thomas Metcalf
- The Sleeping Beauty Problem by Daniel Peterson
- Why philosophy is so important in science education
- Bring back science and philosophy as natural philosophy
- It’s time for a robust philosophical defence of truth in science
- The string theory wars show us how science needs philosophy
This section features episodes from the podcasts Philosophy Bites and In Our Time. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
- David Papineau on Scientific Realism
- Massimo Pigliucci on the Demarcation Problem
- Carlo Rovelli on Philosophy and Physics
- Helen Beebee on Laws of Nature
- Hugh Mellor on Probability
In Our Time
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos created by Wireless Philosophy. These are also very beginner-friendly.
- Science, Can it Teach Us Everything?
- Hume’s Skepticism and Induction, Part 1
- Hume’s Skepticism and Induction Part 2
This section features online courses on philosophy of science
- Introduction to Philosophy of Science – John Sanders | Rochester Institute of Technology
See this page for philosophy of science course syllabi.
See this list of the best books on the philosophy of science.
See this list of the best quotes on the philosophy of science.
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