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2018.09.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eric Winsberg, Philosophy and Climate Science, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 270pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781316646922. Reviewed by Carlos Santana, University of Utah Eric Winsberg's book is timely and ambitious. One of his explicit goals is to make "a plea for a proper appreciation of the richness and complexity of climate science" aimed at philosophers of science, so that we might "appreciate the degree to which the conceptual, methodological, and epistemological issues that perennially preoccupy philosophers of science come to life in various interesting and novel ways in climate science" (227). Winsberg largely succeeds in this goal -- there are a number of places in the book where I thought "there's a good paper or three that could be written about that!" -- and that alone makes his book significant for the field. But Winsberg's ambitions for the... Read More

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