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  • Philosophy of Scienceby Geoffrey Gorham

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.99

    So the world didn?t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking. Examining core philosophical issues facing scientists, Geoffrey Gorham probes such controversial issues as the Large Hadron Collider, intelligent design, the prospect of human extinction, space colonization, and much more. Geoffrey Gorham is Assistant Professor... more...

  • Transcendenceby R.U. Sirius; Jay Cornell

    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...

  • Interdisziplinär und transdisziplinär forschenby Gert Dressel; Wilhelm Berger; Katharina Heimerl; Verena Winiwarter

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.84

    Wissenschaft, die sich an gesellschaftlichen Problemen orientiert, ist heute inter- und transdisziplinär. Dieses Buch gibt Einblicke in die damit verbundenen Herausforderungen: Die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler verlassen das sichere Terrain akademischer Disziplinen. Ihre Expertise wird relativiert, methodisches Neuland wird betreten. Auf... more...

  • Wahrheit und Nützlichkeitby David Kaldewey

    transcript 2014; US$ 43.25

    Die moderne Wissenschaft definiert sich einerseits als selbstzweckhaftes Streben nach Wahrheit, andererseits hat sie zugleich den praktischen Nutzen des neuen Wissens im Blick. Die Genese und Bedeutung dieser doppelten Referenz rekonstruiert David Kaldewey mittels historisch-soziologischer Semantikanalysen. Er zeigt, wie die beiden Zielsetzungen in... more...

  • 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...

  • The Concept of Natureby Alfred North Whitehead

    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...

  • 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...