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  • Interpreting Gödelby Juliette Kennedy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    In this groundbreaking volume, leading philosophers and mathematicians explore Kurt Gödel's work on the foundations and philosophy of mathematics. more...

  • Mars Directby Robert Zubrin

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 3.99

    ?Bob Zubrin really, nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue.? ?Carl Sagan, The Denver Post If you ever daydream about space travel and human space flight?or hope to one day rove the Red Planet alongside Curiosity ?then MARS DIRECT will teach you how we can get there The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming decades,... more...

  • Galileo's Middle Fingerby Alice Dreger

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    A powerful defense of intellectual freedom told through the ordeals of contemporary scientists attacked for exploring controversial ideas, by a noted science historian and medical activist An investigation of some of the most contentious debates of our time, Galileo?s Middle Finger describes Alice Dreger?s experiences on the front lines of... more...

  • The One Culture?by Jay A. Labinger; Harry Collins

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    So far the "Science Wars" have generated far more heat than light. Combatants from one or the other of what C. P. Snow famously called "the two cultures" (science versus the arts and humanities) have launched bitter attacks but have seldom engaged in constructive dialogue about the central issues. In The One Culture?, Jay A. Labinger and Harry Collins... more...

  • A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophyby John F. W. Herschel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Originally published in 1830, this book can be called the first modern work in the philosophy of science, covering an extraordinary range of philosophical, methodological, and scientific subjects.  "Herschel's book . . . brilliantly analyzes both the history and nature of science."—Keith Stewart Thomson, American Scientist more...

  • Explaining Scienceby Ronald N. Giere

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    "This volume presents an attempt to construct a unified cognitive theory of science in relatively short compass. It confronts the strong program in sociology of science and the positions of various postpositivist philosophers of science, developing significant alternatives to each in a reeadily comprehensible sytle. It draws loosely on recent developments... more...

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

    Quercus Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The essential overview of the key philosophical ideas and controversies that have shaped the world of science. more...

  • The Singular Universe and the Reality of Timeby Roberto Mangabeira Unger; Lee Smolin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists. more...

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

    Quercus Publishing 2013; US$ 18.73

    The essential overview of the key philosophical ideas and controversies that have shaped the world of science. more...

  • Mode und Identitätby Barbara Kurtz

    Frohmann Verlag 2012; US$ 4.14

    Mode und Identität versucht, einen historischen und erkenntniskritischen Blickwinkel auf den Zusammenhang von Bekleidung und Identität einzunehmen. Kleidung ist ein Medium der Kennzeichnung, ihr System basiert fast schicksalhaft auf Zuschreibung. Sie zeigt seit den frühesten Erscheinungsformen die von Gruppe und Gesellschaft mittels Bekleidungszeichen... more...