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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...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00
This volume is a product of the international research project Theory of Explanation, which was funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The project started in 2001 and operated for a period of three years by organizing a number of workshops on scientific explanation in Norway,... 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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95
In this book, Scott Soames defends the revolution in philosophy led by Saul Kripke, Hilary Putnam, and David Kaplan against attack from those wishing to revive descriptivism in the philosophy of language, internalism in the philosophy of mind, and conceptualism in the foundations of modality. Soames explains how, in the last twenty-five years, this... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; 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...