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- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99
In Timaeus Plato attempts to describe and explain the structure of the universe: the creator god, the elements, the lower gods, the stars, and men. The companion piece, Critias, is the origin of the story of Atlantis, the lost empire defeated by ancient Athenians. This is the clearest translation yet of these crucial ancient texts. - ;'The god... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1983; US$ 92.00
This is a collection of writings of Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate of Physics, 1979. The writings touch on many different themes, and discuss the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. There are also interesting accounts... more...
- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 59.99
A new approach to the definition of scientific explanation. Unlike standard theories, it focuses initially on the explaining act itself, to which reference must be made in order to understand what an explanation is and how it can be evaluated in the sciences. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 37.99
The essays in this volume address three fundamental questions in the philosophy of science: What is required for some fact to be evidence for a scientific hypothesis? What does it mean to say that a scientist or a theory explains a phenomenon? Should scientific theories that postulate "unobservable" entities such as electrons be construed... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 55.50
Technology, perhaps the most salient feature of our time, affects everything from jobs to international law yet ranks among the most unpredictable facets of human life. Here Robert McC. Adams, renowned anthropologist and Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, builds a new approach to understanding the circumstances that drive technological... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2009; US$ 99.00
Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00
Quantum mechanics is our most successful physical theory but raises conceptual issues that perplex physicists and philosophers of science. This book develops an approach, based on the proposal that quantum theory is not a complete, final theory, but in fact an emergent phenomenon arising from a deeper level of dynamics. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 153.00
The present volume is part of the Worldviews, Science and Us series of proceedings. It contains selected contributions on the subject of bridging knowledge and its implications for our perspectives of the world. This volume also represents the proceedings of the interdisciplinary stream of the international workshop (Part 1) Times of Entanglement,... more...