Readership: Scholars and advanced students in philosophy of science.
Peter Vickers, Durham University
Peter Vickers completed his undergraduate BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of York in 2003. This was followed by an MA in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds, completed in 2005, and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science, also at the University of Leeds in 2009. Following a year teaching at Leeds, Vickers spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, before returning to the UK in 2011 as a Lecturer in Philosophy at Durham University.
"Understanding Inconsistent Science is a necessary inquiry into allegedly inconsistent science, which Vickers has executed with care and caution, and which has earned him the honourable title: Slayer of the iMongers" - F.A Fuller, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
"The method is original and convincing, and the case studies well researched and compelling ... overall then, this is a very creative text, and useful for both those directly interested in the inconsistency debates and also those looking for a novel approach to solving other problems in philosophy of science" - Mark Newman, Metascience
"The cases themselves are fascinating, and Vickers treatment is systematic, detailed, and
rigorous ... Understanding Inconsistent Science [is] a book that I warmly recommend" - Thomas Nickles, Mind
"Vickers' book provides a much-needed organization and clarification of the issues at hand-what we mean by claiming a scientific theory to be contradictory, and which sorts of cases and examples best illustrate these issues-and is an important prolegomenon to any future work in this area." - Paul Dicken, Australasian Journal of Philosophy
"Peter Vickers' monograph stands out as a very serious piece of scholarship in historically- and scientifically-informed philosophy of science. It is to be strongly recommended to both philosophers (of science) and reflectively inclined scientists, especially physicists and mathematicians." -
Sorin Bangu, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2: Concepts and Method
3: Bohr's Theory of the Atom
4: Classical Electrodynamics
5: Newtonian Cosmology
6: The Early Calculus
7: Further Examples