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  • Science, Truth, and Democracyby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 30.99

    Striving to boldly redirect the philosophy of science, this book by renowned philosopher Philip Kitcher examines the heated debate surrounding the role of science in shaping our lives. Kitcher explores the sharp divide between those who believe that the pursuit of scientific knowledge is always valuable and necessary--the purists--and those who believe... more...

  • In Mendel's Mirrorby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99

    Philip Kitcher is one of the leading figures in the philosophy of science today. Here he collects, for the first time, many of his published articles on the philosophy of biology, spanning from the mid-1980's to the present.The book's title refers to Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk who was one of the first scientists to develop a theory of heredity.... more...

  • Living with Darwinby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    Charles Darwin has been at the center of white-hot public debate for more than a century. In Living With Darwin , Philip Kitcher stokes the flames swirling around Darwin's theory, sifting through the scientific evidence for evolution, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design, and revealing why evolution has been the object of such vehement attack.... more...

  • Joyce's Kaleidoscopeby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    Joyce's Kaleidoscope aims to dissolve the supposed impenetrability of Finnegans Wake . Philip Kitcher suggests that the Wake is Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as an Aging Man." Its dream-language is a device for investigating the sources of value in human lives, and, in the rich music of that language, Joyce celebrates the ordinary, offers his... more...

  • Deaths in Veniceby Philip Kitcher

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Published in 1913, Thomas Mann?s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Lucchino Visconti turned it into a successful film. Reading these works from a philosophical perspective, Philip Kitcher connects the predicament of the novella?s central character to... more...

  • Science, Truth, and Democracyby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 30.99

    Striving to boldly redirect the philosophy of science, this book by renowned philosopher Philip Kitcher examines the heated debate surrounding the role of science in shaping our lives. Kitcher explores the sharp divide between those who believe that the pursuit of scientific knowledge is always valuable and necessary--the purists--and those who believe... more...

  • Finding an Endingby Philip Kitcher; Richard Schacht

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung . In Finding an Ending , two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in... more...

  • History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematicsby William Aspray; Philip Kitcher

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 50.00

    History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The fourteen essays in this volume build on the pioneering effort of Garrett Birkhoff,... more...

  • Finding an Endingby Philip Kitcher; Richard Schacht

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner's four-part Ring of the Nibelung . In Finding an Ending , two eminent philosophers, Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht, offer an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner's achievements, focusing on its far-reaching and subtle exploration of problems of meanings and endings in... more...

  • Scientific Explanationby Philip Kitcher; Wesley C. Salmon

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 40.00

    Issues concerning scientific explanation have been a focus of philosophical attention from Pre-Socratic times through the modern period. However, recent discussion really begins with the development of the Deductive-Nomological (DN) model. This model has had many advocates (including Popper 1935, 1959, Braithwaite 1953, Gardiner, 1959, Nagel 1961)... more...