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  • Ontological Politics in a Disposable Worldby Dr Luigi Pellizzoni; Dr Ross Abbinnett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book explores the intertwining of politics and ontology, shedding light on the ways in which, as our ability to investigate, regulate, appropriate, ?enhance? and destroy material reality have developed, so new social scientific accounts of nature and our relationship with it have emerged, together with new forms of power. Engaging with cutting-edge... more...

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

    Quercus 2013; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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, 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...

  • 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 as Salvationby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    What is the role of scientists in society? What should we think when they talk about more than just science? Mary Midgley discusses the high spiritual ambitions which tend to gather around the notion of science. 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...

  • 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...