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  • Ethics and Scienceby Adam Briggle; Carl Mitcham

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    This book explores ethical issues at the interfaces of science, policy, religion and technology, cultivating the skills for critical analysis. more...

  • The Positive School of Criminologyby Enrico Ferri

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures... more...

  • Science, the Singular, and the Question of Theologyby Richard A. Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 115.00

    Science, the Singular, and the Question of Theology explores the role that the singular plays in the theories of science of Robert Grosseteste, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Marsilius of Inghen, and Pierre d'Ailly. It pursues the question specifically in relation to the question of whether theology is a science. The work argues... more...

  • Our Posthuman Futureby Francis Fukuyama

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 17.99

    In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest... more...

  • God and the Folly of Faithby Victor J. Stenger

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    A thorough and hard-hitting critique that is a must read for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and science. It has become the prevalent view among sociologists, historians, and some theistic scientists that religion and science have never been in serious conflict. Some even claim that Christianity was responsible for the development... more...

  • The Most Human Humanby Brian Christian

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can ?think.? Named for computer pioneer Alan Turing,... more...

  • Thank God for Evolutionby Michael Dowd

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Few issues have revealed deeper divisions in our society than the debate between creationism and evolution, between religion and science. Yet from the fray, Reverend Michael Dowd has emerged as a reconciler, finding faith strengthened by the power of reason. With evidence from contemporary astrophysics, geology, biology, anthropology, and evolutionary... more...

  • Structural Proof Theoryby Sara Negri; Jan von Plato; Aarne Ranta

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    A concise introduction to structural proof theory, a branch of logic studying the general structure of logical and mathematical proofs. more...

  • The Moral Arcby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    Bestselling author Michael Shermer?s exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand... more...

  • Falling in Loveby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Grant Allen initially pursued scholarly research as a profession, but after several years as a professor, he decided to try his hand at writing instead. Though his first efforts were scientific in nature, his style gradually developed into the broadly appealing voice which is on display throughout the charming essays and observations... more...