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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95
A distinguished mathematician traces the history of science, illustrating philosophy's ongoing role, explaining technology's erosion of the rapport between the two fields, and offering suggestions for their reunion. 1962 edition. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Floris Books 2015; US$ 17.99
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...
- 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...