What is philosophy of science
When the definition of the term "philosophy" is clear, the definition of the term "philosophy of science" is not too far away.
Definition of the term philosophy of science
According to vetenskapsteori.se, the term "philosophy of science" can be defined as:
Philosophy of science implies discussion about science
without references to empirical foundations
Details of the definition
Philosophy implies discussion without references to empirical foundations. If we accept that definition, philosophy of science hence discusses contents of the term "science", without connecting the discussion to our experienced properties of the term.
Within philosophy of science, the empirical foundations are in fact quite comprehensive.
Studies of how scientific work was performed earlier is called History of science.
How scientific work is performed today is most often described in scientific publications. For instance within chemistry, more than one million scientific articles are published annually. Most of these articles contain explanations to the purpose of the article and
In spite of that the concept of science therefore actually is well known, it is
discussed within Swedish non-natural science university faculties, often erroneously confused with epistemology.
Points of view in philosophy of science
As in all philosophy, philosophy of science suffers from lack of overviews and references to earlier publications (possibly with exception to antique Greek philosophers). The works are limited by different points of view, e.g. opinions published by Karl Popper or Alan Chalmers.
Other definition of the term "philosophy of science"