The book examines the rising strategy of utilizing qualitative strategies, comparable to interviews and area observations, in the philosophy of science. Qualitative strategies are gaining reputation amongst philosophers of science as extra and extra students are resorting to empirical work in their research of scientific practices. On the similar time, the outcomes produced by way of empirical work are fairly totally different from these gained by way of the type of introspective conceptual evaluation extra typical of philosophy. This quantity explores the advantages and challenges of an empirical philosophy of science and addresses questions reminiscent of: What do philosophers achieve from empirical work? How can empirical analysis assist to develop philosophical ideas? How can we combine philosophical frameworks and empirical analysis? What constraints can we settle for when selecting an empirical strategy? What constraints does a pronounced theoretical focus impose on empirical work? 9 specialists talk about their ideas and empirical outcomes in the chapters of this book with the purpose of offering readers with a solution to those questions.