Nominees and winner in 2015 · 2011 · 2010

2013 Winner

Is Water H2O?
Evidence, Realism and Pluralism

by

Hasok Chang

This book is an outstanding example of how history and philosophy of science, in a complementary mode, can usefully re-open questions that science itself has come to neglect. Hasok Chang explores one of the simplest scientific assumptions, "water is H2O", and shows how such a basic statement has a complex history, which is deeply intertwined with themes and issues that have a central place in contemporary philosophical debates.

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Special Commendation

A Science of Operations. Machines, Logic and the Invention of Programming

by

Mark Priestley

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Nominees — 2013 Edition

[Cover] Being, Humanity and Undertsanding

Being, Humanity and Undertsanding

G. E. R. Lloyd

Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199654727
160 pages · September 2012

[Cover] Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciences. Measuring Variations

Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciences. Measuring Variations

Federica Russo

Springer
ISBN 978-1-4020-8816-2
233 pages · 2009

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[Cover] Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection

Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0199552047
224 pages · May 2009

[Cover] Interpreting Quantum Theories: The Art of the Possible

Interpreting Quantum Theories: The Art of the Possible

Laura Ruetsche

Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0199535408
335 pages · July 2011

[Cover] Kant und die Wissenschaft vom Menschen

Kant und die Wissenschaft vom Menschen

Thomas Sturm

Mentis Verlag
ISBN 978-3897856080
354 pages · July 2009

[Cover] The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications

The Laws of Belief: Ranking Theory and Its Philosophical Applications

Wolfgang Spohn

Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0199697502
625 pages · June 2012

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[Cover] The main Business of Natural Philosophy: Isaac Newton`s Natural-Philosophical Methodology

The main Business of Natural Philosophy: Isaac Newton`s Natural-Philosophical Methodology

Steffen Ducheyne

Springer
ISBN 978-94-007-2126-5
354 pages · 2012

[Cover] La méthode de Zadig. La trace, le fossile, la preuve

La méthode de Zadig: La trace, le fossile, la preuve

Claudine Cohen

Editions du Seuil
ISBN 978-2020402989
342 pages · 2011

[Cover] Mind and Machine

Mind and Machine

Joel Walmsley

Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 978-0230302945
176 pages · October 2012

[Cover] O projeto de uma psicologia científica em Wilhelm Wundt: uma nova interpretação

O projeto de uma psicologia científica em Wilhelm Wundt: uma nova interpretação

Saulo de Freitas Araujo

Edições Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
ISBN 9788576720614
244 pages · 2010

[Cover] Reexamining the Quantum-Classical Relation: Beyond Reductionism and Pluralism

Reexamining the Quantum-Classical Relation: Beyond Reductionism and Pluralism

Alisa Bokulich

Cambridge University Press
ISBN 978-0521857208
208 pages · October 2018

[Cover] A Science of Operations. Machines, Logic and the Invention of Programming

A Science of Operations. Machines, Logic and the Invention of Programming

Mark Priestley

Springer
ISBN 978-1-84882-555-0
342 pages · 2011

[Cover] Scientific Reason

Scientific Reason

Ian Hacking

National Taiwan University Press
ISBN 9789860161151
2009

[Cover] Is Water H2O? Evidence, Realism and Pluralism

Is Water H2O? Evidence, Realism and Pluralism

Hasok Chang

Springer
ISBN 978-94-007-3932-1
316 pages · 2012