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  • 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...

  • Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolutionby Jason Scott Robert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    This book explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice. more...

  • Reality and Rationalityby Wesley C. Salmon; Phil Dowe; Merrilee H. Salmon

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 44.99

    Presents a collection of published articles by one of the top philosophers of science in the 20th century, Wesley C Salmon. This volume is of interest to both undergraduates and professional philosophers, primarily in the philosophy of science. more...

  • Experts in Uncertaintyby Roger M. Cooke; Kristin Shrader-Frechette

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 164.99

    This volume contains an extensive survey and critical examination of current views on the use of expert opinion in scientific inquiry and policy-making. more...

  • Science and Reasonby Henry E. Kyburg

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    The author sets forth his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics, and gives a general overview of the philosophy of science. The text is aimed primarily at cognitive scientists and those working in artificial intelligence. more...

  • Scientific Controversiesby Peter Machamer; Marcello Pera; Aristides Baltas

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 109.99

    Social constructionists claim that scientific debates are influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetoric and professional clout of the participants. These essays undermine an extreme social constructionist perspective and indicate the need for a more realistic scientific rationality. more...

  • The Nature of Explanationby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 59.99

    A new approach to the definition of scientific explanation. Unlike standard theories, it focuses initially on the explaining act itself, to which reference must be made in order to understand what an explanation is and how it can be evaluated in the sciences. more...