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  • The Magic of Realityby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38

    Magic takes many forms. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by suggesting that the goddess Nut swallowed the sun. The Vikings believed a rainbow was the gods' bridge to earth. These are magical, extraordinary tales. But there is another kind of magic, and it lies in the exhilaration of discovering the real answers to these questions. It is the... more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. more...

  • The Emergence of Probabilityby Ian Hacking

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Includes an introduction, contextualizing his book in light of developing philosophical trends. more...

  • Cosmic Blueprintby Paul Davies

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    In this critically acclaimed book, first published in 1988 and now reprinted in paperback, scientist and author Paul Davies explains how recent scientific advances are transforming our understanding of the emergence of complexity and organization in the universe. Melding a variety of ideas and disciplines from biology, fundamental physics,... more...

  • Einstein and Religionby Max Jammer

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    The philosophy of religion and the quest for spiritual truth preoccupied Albert Einstein--so much that it has been said "one might suspect he was a disguised theologian." Nevertheless, the literature on the life and work of Einstein, extensive as it is, does not provide an adequate account of his religious conception and sentiments. Only fragmentarily... more...

  • The Meaning of Scienceby Tim Lewens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science , Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology... 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...

  • Psychology and Social Sanityby Hugo Munsterberg

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    As one of the most significant figures in the development of the field of applied psychology, German-born Hugo Munsterberg emphasized the importance of bringing psychology out of the laboratory and into the real world. In Psychology and Social Sanity, he addresses a number of pressing social problems that defined the cultural landscape of the early... more...

  • The Splendid Feast of Reasonby Seymour Jonathan Singer

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Jonathan Singer's witty, erudite book is a celebration of rationality and an urgent call to make use of intelligence and reason to better cope with human problems. Emphasizing the importance of rationality's greatest achievement, modern science, Singer--one of the foremost biologists of our era--argues that for the first time in several million years... more...

  • Studies in Scientific Realismby Andre Kukla

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 109.99

    This book offers a superbly clear analysis of the standard arguments for and against scientific realism. In surveying claims on both sides of the debate, Kukla organizes them in ways that expose unnoticed connections. He identifies broad patterns of error, reconciles seemingly incompatible positions, and discovers unoccupied positions with the potential... more...