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William Bechtel is a professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and the Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. He was a Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis from 1994 until 2002[1]. Bechtel was also the chair of the Philosophy Department from 1999 until 2002 and was heavily involved with the Philosophy-Psychology-Neuroscience program, serving at different times as Assistant Director and Director. Before that, he was at Georgia State. Bechtel earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and his BA from Kenyon College.

Professor Bechtel's work in philosophy has focused on the philosophy of the life sciences. In particular, he has worked on cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and cognitive science. Professor Bechtel advocates a mechanistic approach to Philosophy of Science, taking the view that phenomena are often explained by specifying mechanisms. He argues that although this is more naturally in accordance with the actual methodology of life scientists, it contrasts with the traditional model of deduction from laws supported by mainstream Philosophy of Science.

Professor Bechtel has also written about the nature of scientific discovery. He is the editor of the journal Philosophical Psychology.

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Total Books: 17
Discovering Complexity Decomposition and Localization as Strategies in Scientific Research
Discovering Cell Mechanisms The Creation of Modern Cell Biology
2008 - Discovering Cell Mechanisms the Creation of Modern Cell Biology [Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521729444
ISBN-10: 0521729440
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Mental Mechanisms Philosophical Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience
2007 - Mental Mechanisms Philosophical Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780805863338
ISBN-10: 0805863338
Genre: Science & Math
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Mental Mechanisms Philosophical Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience
Discovering Cell Mechanisms The Creation of Modern Cell Biology
2005 - Discovering Cell Mechanisms the Creation of Modern Cell Biology [Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521812474
ISBN-10: 052181247X
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Connectionism and the Mind  Parallel Processing Dynamics and Evolution
Connectionism and the Mind Parallel Processing Dynamics and Evolution in Networks
How To Do Things With Logic
1994 - How to Do Things with Logic (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805800753
ISBN-10: 0805800751
Genre: Science & Math
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How To Do Things With Logic
Exercise Book to Accompany How to Do Things With Logic
Connectionism and the Mind An Introduction to Parallel Processing in Networks
Philosophy of Mind An Overview for Cognitive Science
1988 - Philosophy of Mind an Overview for Cognitive Science [Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Science] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780805802344
ISBN-10: 0805802347
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Philosophy of Science An Overview for Cognitive Science
1988 - Philosophy of Science an Overview for Cognitive Science (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780805802214
ISBN-10: 0805802215
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Philosophy of Science An Overview for Cognitive Science
1988 - Philosophy of Science an Overview for Cognitive Science [Tutorial Essays in Cognitive Science Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780898596953
ISBN-10: 0898596955
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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