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  • Science, Myth or Magicby S. Anthony Barnett

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 27.22

    Science, Myth or Magic? is an entertaining, no-nonsense look at the place of science in our world. It shows that science can serve both truth and humanity, and act as a worthwhile tool in making sense of our present predicament. more...

  • Drawing Out Leviathanby Keith M. Parsons

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    "... are dinosaurs social constructs? Do we really know anything about dinosaurs? Might not all of our beliefs about dinosaurs merely be figments of the paleontological imagination? A few years ago such questions would have seemed preposterous, even nonsensical. Now they must have a serious ... more...

  • Science and Poetryby Mary Midgley

    RoutledgeFalmer 2000; US$ 14.95

    A much needed and clear investigation of why and how science has so powerfully shaped the way we understand ourselves, our behaviour towards others and our place in the world. With her customary sharp insight and clear prose, renowned moral philosopher Mary Midgely criticises our 17th century inheritance of breaking the world up into small parts... more...

  • Inference to the Best Explanationby Peter Lipton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    How do we go about weighing evidence, testing hypotheses, and making inferences? According to the model of Inference to the Best Explanation , we work out what to infer from the evidence by thinking about what would actually explain that evidence, and we take the ability of a hypothesis to explain the evidence as a sign that the hypothesis is correct.... more...

  • The Monadology - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 2.99

    This is a science/philosophy article that explains and solves previous philosophical problems. This translation is done well and easy to read. more...

  • Surfing the Edge of Chaosby Richard Pascale; Mark Milleman; Linda Gioja

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.99

    Every few years a book changes the way people think about a field. In psychology there is Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence . In science, James Gleick's Chaos . In economics and finance, Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street . And in business there is now Surfing the Edge of Chaos by Richard T. Pascale, Mark Millemann, and Linda... more...

  • The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchyby Marc Ereshefsky

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00

    Argues against the Linnaean system, recommending a system more in line with evolutionary theory. more...

  • Uncertain Inferenceby Henry E. Jr Kyburg; Choh Man Teng

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    A clear exposition of the approaches to the problem of uncertain inference, first published in 2001. more...

  • A Sense of the Mysteriousby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    From the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue.In these brilliant essays, Lightman explores the emotional life of science, the power of imagination, the creative moment, and the alternate... more...

  • Biological Complexity and Integrative Pluralismby Sandra D. Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    These essays by a leading philosopher of science present a defence of integrative pluralism. more...