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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives?for better . . . or for worse . . . From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 40.00
Rereading Russell was first published in 1989. Though Betrand Russell is best known for his formative role in the creation of symbolic logic (the Principia Mathematica) and analytic philosophy, he was also among the founders of twentieth-century philosophy of science; he used his method of logical analysis to devise a metaphysics and epistemology that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
Scientific concepts, laws, theories and models are representations but are uniquely different. This book explores each within an original, philosophical framework rooted in the Kantian tradition. Through a revisionist historical approach, it shows how this tradition helps us rethink contemporary issues in epistemology and the philosophy of science. more...
- Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 32.95
The author, a research scientist, explores without jargon or mathematics the scientific search for truth, the nature of life and the future of man. Explaining and appreciating the scientific method and major scientific challenges such as measuring the known universe, the theoretical and experimental underpinnings for theories of evolution, and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95
Following on from Roy Bhaskar?s first two books, A Realist Theory of Science and The Possibility of Naturalism, Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation, establishes the conception of social science as explanatory?and thence emancipatory?critique. Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation starts from an assessment of the impasse of contemporary... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95
This book presents a clear formulation and addresse a the major arguments for scientific realism. Sankey appeals to philosophers beyond the community of, typically Anglo-American, analytic philosophers of science to appreciate and understand the doctrine. The book emphasizes the epistemological aspects of scientific realism and contains an original... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 145.00
These previously unpublished essays present the newest developments in the thought of philosophers working on action and its explanation, focusing on a wide range of interlocking issues relating to agency, deliberation, motivation, mental causation, teleology, interpretive explanation and the ontology of actions and their reasons. more...