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  • 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...

  • Science and Social Scienceby Malcolm Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 66.95

    Is social science really a science at all, and if so in what sense? This is the first question that any course on the philosophy of the social sciences must tackle. In this brief introduction, Malcolm Williams gives students the grounding that will enable them to discuss the issues involved with confidence. He looks at: * The historical development... more...

  • Personal Knowledgeby Michael Polanyi

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Scienceby André Kukla

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Social constructionists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Do we collectively invent the world rather than discover it? André Kukla presents a comprehensive discussion of the philosophical issues that arise out of this debate, analysing the various strengths and... more...

  • Understanding Philosophy of Scienceby James Ladyman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Few can imagine a world without telephones or televisions; many depend on computers and the Internet as part of daily life. Without scientific theory, these developments would not have been possible. In this exceptionally clear and engaging introduction to philosophy of science, James Ladyman explores the philosophical questions that arise when we... 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...

  • Theories of Scientific Progressby John Losee

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 40.95

    What is the nature of scientific progress and what makes it possible? When we look back at the scientific theories of the past and compare them to the state of science today, there seems little doubt that we have made progress. But is it a continuous process which gradually incorporates past successes into present theories, or are entrenched theories... 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 Crown 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...

  • 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...