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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99
Knowledge is a big subject, says Stuart Firestein, but ignorance is a bigger one. And it is ignorance--not knowledge--that is the true engine of science.Most of us have a false impression of science as a surefire, deliberate, step-by-step method for finding things out and getting things done. In fact, says Firestein, more often than not, science is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95
Newton's bucket, Einstein's elevator, Schrödinger's cat ? these are some of the best-known examples of thought experiments in the natural sciences. But what function do these experiments perform? Are they really experiments at all? Can they help us gain a greater understanding of the natural world? How is it possible that we can learn new things... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 10.95
Includes generous selections from the Essay, topically arranged passages from the replies to Stillingfleet, a chronology, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index based on the entries that Locke himself devised. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 68.99
Delusions are a common symptom of schizophrenia, dementia and other psychiatric disorders. Though delusion is commonly defined as a false and irrational belief, there is currently a lively debate about whether delusions are really beliefs and indeed, whether they are even irrational.The book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of delusions.... more...
- Hodder Education 2014; US$ 44.00
Complete content and assessment coverage for the new guide, including all the new ways of knowing and areas of knowledge, from the IB's most respected TOK experts. - Guides students by helping them examine the nature of knowledge and ways of knowing. - Develops diverse and balanced arguments by raising questions in a variety of contexts. - Provides... more...
- University Press of America 2011; US$ 35.99
This book contains essays of literary and philosophical accounts that explain who we are simply as persons, and essays that highlight who we are in light of communal ties. ACTC educators model the intellectual life for students and colleagues by showing how to read texts carefully and with sophistication. more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99
Can you be a self on your own or only together with others? Is selfhood a built-in feature of experience or rather socially constructed? How do we at all come to understand others? Does empathy amount to and allow for a distinct experiential acquaintance with others, and if so, what does that tell us about the nature of selfhood and social cognition?... more...