John Earman is University Professor in the History and Philosopy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous books including: Hume’s Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles; World Enough and Space-time: Absolute vs. Relational Theories of Space and Time; Bayes or Bust: A Critical Examination of Bayesian Confirmation Theory; Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes.
The inaugural volume of the Pittsburgh-Konstanz series, devoted to the work of philosopher Adolf Grunbaum, encompasses the philosophical problems of space, time, and cosmology, the nature of scientific methodology, and the foundations of psychoanalysis.
The Cosmos of Science presents a cross section of the best work currently being done in history and philosophy of science, exploring fundamental questions in four major areas: history of science; foundations of mathematics and physics; induction and scientific methodology; and action and rationality. Together these essays from the Pittsburgh-Konstanz series reveal the coherence and order of the cosmos of science.