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Philosophy & Social Aspects

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  • Human Identity and Bioethicsby David DeGrazia

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This book explores numerical and narrative accounts of identity, through philosophical and non-philosophical perspectives. more...

  • The Sixth Waveby Bianca Nogrady; James Bradfield Moody

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.13

    How to succeed in a resource limited world. Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain. Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such... more...

  • The Magic of Realityby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79

    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...

  • Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciencesby Federica Russo

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 189.00

    This investigation into causal modelling presents the rationale of causality; i.e. what guides reasoning in causal modeling. In contrast to the dominant paradigm, it argues that causal models are governed by a variation, rather than regularity or invariance. more...

  • Medicine after the Holocaustby Sheldon Rubenfeld

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 48.00

    Rubenfeld and the contributors to this collection posit that German physicians betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom, the state over the individual, a führer over God, and personal gain over professional ethics. more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence. Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New... more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed... more...

  • An Introduction to Animals and the Lawby Professor Joan E. Schaffner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 38.00

    This exploration of the newly emerging, diverse, and controversial area of animal lawpresents a basic survey of the laws designed to protect animals, analyzing and critiquing them, and proposing a future where the legal regime properly recognizes and protects the inherent worth of all animals. more...

  • Causality: Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practiceby Phyllis Illari; Federica Russo

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Head hits cause brain damage - but not always. Should we ban sport to protect athletes? Exposure to electromagnetic fields is strongly associated with cancer development - does that mean exposure causes cancer? Should we encourage old fashioned communication instead of mobile phones to reduce cancer rates? According to popular wisdom, the Mediterranean... more...

  • The Hunt for Vulcanby Thomas Levenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 19.50

    The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world?s top scientists searched for the ?missing? planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton?s theories of gravity. Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb,... more...