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  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Scienceby Kent W. Staley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book explores central philosophical concepts, issues, and debates in the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary. more...

  • Philosophy of Scienceby Geoffrey Gorham

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.99

    So the world didn?t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking. Examining core philosophical issues facing scientists, Geoffrey Gorham probes such controversial issues as the Large Hadron Collider, intelligent design, the prospect of human extinction, space colonization, and much more. Geoffrey Gorham is Assistant Professor... more...

  • 50 Philosophy of Science Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Gareth Southwell

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Science first began as a branch of philosophy, but it has since grown up and moved out of the family home, and its successes have put its parent in the shade. Thanks to scientific knowledge we have walked on the Moon, cured once-fatal illnesses, and even identified the very building blocks of life and the universe. But it is these very successes that... more...

  • Transcendenceby R.U. Sirius; Jay Cornell

    Red Wheel Weiser 2015; US$ 19.95

    Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the ?natural? limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as: the Singularity?the creation of machine intelligences that exceed the capacities of our biological brains the ability to replicate individual minds and put them... more...

  • Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorismsby Albert Einstein; George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Science and religion are compatible, declares the famous physicist. In these essays, Einstein views science as the basis for a "cosmic" religion, embraced by scientists, theologians, and all who share a sense of wonder in the rationality and beauty of the universe. In the course of his career, Einstein wrote more than 300 scientific and 150 nonscientific... more...

  • The Concept of Natureby Alfred North Whitehead

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    The brilliant mathematician explores the problems of substance, space, and time; criticizes Einstein's method of interpreting results; and offers an alternative theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold. 1920 edition. more...

  • Philosophy of Scienceby Philipp Frank

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    A great mathematician and teacher bridges the gap between science and the humanities in this exposition of the philosophy of science. Philipp Frank, a distinguished physicist and philosopher in his own right, traces the history of science from Aristotle to Einstein to illustrate philosophy?s ongoing role in the scientific process. Suitable for... more...

  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealedby Terry Bisson

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74

    How does the brain recognise images? Could computers drive? How is it possible for man-made programmes to beat the world's best chess players? In this fascinating look into the human mind, Ray Kurzweil relates the advanced brain processes we take for granted in our everyday lives, our sense of self and intellect - and explains how artificial intelligence,... more...

  • Science Values and Objectivityby Peter Machamer; Gereon Wolters

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 32.95

    Collection of essays that identify the values crucial to science, distinguish some of the criteria that can be used for value identification, and elaborate the conditions for warranting certain values as necessary or central to scientific research. more...

  • Scientific Understandingby Henk W. de Regt; Sabina Leonelli; Kai Eigner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    To most scientists, and to those interested in the sciences, understanding is the ultimate aim of scientific endeavor. In spite of this, understanding, and how it is achieved, has received little attention in recent philosophy of science. Scientific Understanding seeks to reverse this trend by providing original and in-depth accounts of the concept... more...