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  • Alone Togetherby Sherry Turkle

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication more...

  • Are We All Scientific Experts Nowby Harry Collins

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    To ordinary people, science used to seem infallible. Scientists were heroes, selflessly pursuing knowledge for the common good. More recently, a series of scientific scandals, frauds and failures have led us to question science’s pre-eminence. Revelations such as Climategate, or debates about the safety of the MMR vaccine, have dented our confidence... more...

  • Science after the Practice Turn in the Philosophy, History, and Social Studies of Scienceby Léna Soler; Sjoerd Zwart; Michael Lynch; Vincent Israel-Jost

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    In the 1980s, philosophical, historical and social studies of science underwent a change which later evolved into a turn to practice. Analysts of science were asked to pay attention to scientific practices in meticulous detail and along multiple dimensions, including the material, social and psychological. Following this turn, the interest in scientific... more...

  • A Critical History and Philosophy of Psychologyby Richard Walsh; Thomas Teo; Angelina Baydala

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Presents a fresh perspective that explores the development of psychology as both a human and a natural science. more...

  • Objectivity, Science and Societyby Paul A Komesaroff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1986. This work remains of compelling interest to those concerned with the natural sciences and their social problems. It puts forward original and unorthodox ideas about the philosophy of and sociology of science, starting from the conviction that modern societies face deep problems arising from unresolved dilemmas about the... more...

  • Philosophy and Scientific Realismby J J C Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of theoretical entities, and with the relation between the physical... more...

  • Method in the Physical Sciencesby G Schlesinger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1963. Can one discern certain regularities in the manoeuvrings and techniques employed by scientists and can these be formulated into the methodological principles of science? What is the origin and basis of such principles? Are they imposed by objective realities, do they derive from conceptual necessities or are they rooted... 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...