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  • The Geek Manifestoby Mark Henderson

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68

    Whether we want to improve education or cut crime, to enhance public health or to generate clean energy, we need the experimental methods of science - the best tool humanity has yet developed for working out what works. Yet from the way we're governed to the news we're fed by the media we're let down by a lack of understanding and respect for its... more...

  • Science and Human Valuesby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.99

    Science and Human Values was originally a lecture by Jacob Bronowski at MIT in 1953. Published five years later, it opens unforgettably with Bronowski's description of Nagasaki in 1945: 'a bare waste of ashes', making him acutely aware of science's power both for good and for evil. After such knowledge, what forgiveness? With care and erudition... more...

  • The Common Sense of Scienceby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 12.99

    Jacob Bronowski was, with Kenneth Clarke, the greatest popularizer of serious ideas in Britain between the mid 1950s and the early 1970s. Trained as a mathematician, he was equally at home with painting and physics, and wrote a series of brilliant books that tried to break down the barriers between 'the two cultures'. He denounced 'the destructive... more...

  • Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciencesby Colin Howson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    This is a volume of studies on the problems of theory-appraisal in the physical sciences. more...

  • The Very Idea of Modern Scienceby joseph agassi

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    This book explores the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science, describing the ideology of the amateur scientific societies, their social structure and the ways they helped to make modern science such a magnificent institution. more...

  • The Enlightenment Visionby Stuart Jordan

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    This thought-provoking analysis evaluates the progress that global society has made since the Enlightenment. The author begins by pointing out features of present-day society that are the direct descendants of the Enlightenment's discoveries and advances: our technology, modern medicine, science-based worldview, democratic political institutions, and... more...

  • Feyerabendby John Preston

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book is the first comprehensive critical study of the work of Paul Feyerabend, one of the foremost twentieth-century philosophers of science. The book traces the evolution of Feyerabend's thought, beginning with his early attempt to graft insights from Wittgenstein's conception of meaning onto Popper's falsificationist philosophy. The key elements... more...

  • Correspondence Principle and Growth of Scienceby W. Krajewski

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    This book is devoted to the problems of the growth of science. These prob­ lems, neglected for a long time by the philosophers of science, have become in the 60's and 70's a subject of vivid discussion. There are philosophers who stress only the dependence of science upon various sociological, psycho­ logical and other factors and deny any internal... more...

  • Nomic Inferenceby Salvator Cannavo

    Springer Netherlands 2012; Not Available

    Those who speak of the philosophy of science do not all have the same sort of study in mind. For some it is speculation about the overall nature of the world. Others take it to be basic theory of knowledge and perception. And for still others, it is a branch of philosophical analysis focused speci­ is meant to be a study falling under fically on science.... more...

  • Methodological and Historical Essays in the Natural and Social Sciencesby Robert S. Cohen; Marx W. Wartofsky

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Proceedings of the Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science 1969/1972 more...