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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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
Moral philosophy is no longer being pursued from arm-chairs. Instead, ethical questions are dissected in the experimental lab. This volume enables its readers to immerse themselves into Experimental Ethics' history, its current topics and future perspectives, its methodology, and the criticism it is subject to. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
People believe in a great many things; and yet most of us know almost nothing about why other people believe what they do, or indeed about how it feels to believe it. This book presents an objective method for understanding and comparing belief systems - irrespective of whether the investigator happens to agree with them. more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 41.99
The topic of personal identity has prompted lively debates in recent philosophy. In a contribution to the discussion, the author of this treatise presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge is a book that largely seeks to counter the claims made by his contemporary philosophers about the nature of human perception. The author has asserted that there is an outer world that largely consists of ideas and not of physical forms. He goes on to conclude that this world owes... more...