On Philosophy of Science

Richard Feynman supposedly said that philosophy of science is as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds. Einstein contradicts: So many people today—and even professional scientists—seem to me like somebody who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest. A knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering. This independence created by philosophical insight is—in my opinion—the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.

If you share Einstein’s view you can find a summary of some important works in philosophy of science below:

Introductory texts on Philosophy of Science