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  • 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...

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

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Time, Light and the Dice of Creationby Philip Franses

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    The laws of modern physics are seen as the bedrock of our understanding of the material world that surrounds us. Newton's and Maxwell's mathematics reliably describe behaviour and events in the world, and have given us the age of technology from telephones to space travel. Yet the founders of modern scientific thought, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg... more...

  • Science, Culture and Societyby Mark Erickson

    Wiley 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society. Scientific research is championed in relation to tackling environmental issues and diseases such as cancer and dementia, and science has made important contributions to today?s knowledge economies and knowledge societies. And yet science is considered by many to be remote, and even dangerous.... more...

  • Think of an Elephant: Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Lifeby Paul Bailey Author

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 10.99

    Too often, it seems that science and spirituality are irreconcilable but Paul Bailey shows that hard fact and direct spiritual experience can come together harmoniously, and only when they do will the true nature of the universe be revealed to us. What he has to say will inspire mind-shifts and alter our perception of the universe. Bailey's revolutionary... more...

  • The Secret Life of the Universe: The Quest for the Soul of Scienceby Amy Corzine Author

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 8.99

    This deep-ranging and carefully studied book is a tremendous contribution to mankind as an example of how our world can integrate and live in peace and unity.' - Dorothy Maclean , Co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation 'The secret of a brilliant writer is not explaining the most difficult questions of the universe in the most difficult language...but... more...

  • Water, Pure and Simpleby M. D. Paolo Consigli Author

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 8.99

    What makes water, so simple in its make-up, such an integral part of life? Why has it been revered across the ages? What benefits flow from it that will shape our future? Our origin springs from water, it sustains us now, and it is the key to our future. By going further than just describing its attributes and celebrating its physical properties,... more...

  • Charles S. Peirce and the Philosophy of Scienceby Edward C. Moore

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Interest in Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is today worldwide. Ernest Nagel of Columbia University wrote in 1959 that "there is a fair consensus among historians of ideas that Charles Sanders Peirce remains the most original, versatile, and comprehensive philosophical mind this country has yet produced." The breadth of topics discussed in the... more...

  • Can Science End War?by Everett Carl Dolman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.22

    Free-roaming killer drones stalk the battlespace looking for organic targets. Human combatants are programmed to feel no pain. Highpower microwave beams detonate munitions, jam communications, and cook internal organs. Is this vision of future war possible, or even inevitable? In this timely new book, Everett Carl Dolman examines the relationship... more...

  • Critical Rationalismby David Miller

    Open Court 2015; US$ 33.99

    David Miller elegantly and provocatively reformulates critical rationalismthe revolutionary approach to epistemology advocated by Karl Popperby answering its most important critics. He argues for an approach to rationality freed from the debilitating authoritarian dependence on reasons and justification. "Miller presents a particularly useful and... more...