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  • Die Berliner Gruppeby Nikolay Milkov; Nikolay Milkov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2015; US$ 56.30

    Diese Anthologie versammelt die zentralen Texte der Berliner Gruppe um den Philosophen und Wissenschaftstheoretiker Hans Reichenbach, die in den 1920er Jahren parallel zum Wiener Kreis die Grundsätze einer »wissenschaftlichen Philosophie« entwickelte und die Grundlagen der modernen Wissenschaftstheorie legte. Die Bemühungen um die Etablierung einer... more...

  • Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorismsby Albert Einstein; George Bernard Shaw

    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...

  • Philosophy of Scienceby Philipp Frank

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    A great mathematician and teacher bridges the gap between science and the humanities in this exposition of the philosophy of science. Philipp Frank, a distinguished physicist and philosopher in his own right, traces the history of science from Aristotle to Einstein to illustrate philosophy?s ongoing role in the scientific process. Suitable for... more...

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

    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...

  • Science Values and Objectivityby Peter Machamer; Gereon Wolters

    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...

  • 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...

  • Time, Light and the Dice of Creationby Philip Franses

    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...

  • 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...