"Bishop's book is a very well executed textbook, perfectly suited for undergraduate courses or, if supplemented with additional material, graduate courses. It is geared towards students all the way through i.e., rather than being a textbook written to impress one's colleagues! There are useful 'further study' questions at the end of each chapter that are both perfect for self-study and for use by instructors (to base tutorials around, for example). Recommended readings, pitched at the right level, also follow each chapter...It describes itself as 'the definitive companion', and I think it rally is...I shall certainly use Bishop's book for courses on the philosophy of social sciences." -Dean Rickles, Philosophy in Review
About the Author
Dr Robert C. Bishop is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and has published widely in the philosophy of social science, psychology and science.