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  • The Nature of Explanationby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 72.99

    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...

  • Testing Scientific Theoriesby John Earman

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 57.00

    Testing Scientific Theories was first published in 1984. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Since much of a scientist's work consists of constructing arguments to show how experiments and observation... more...

  • Discovery Scienceby Vincent Corruble; Masayuki Takeda; Einoshin Suzuki

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.95

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2007, held in Sendai, Japan, in October 2007, co-located with the 18th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory, ALT 2007. The 17 revised long papers and the 10 revised regular papers presented together with 5 invited papers were... more...

  • Mental and the Physicalby Herbert Feigl

    University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 67.50


  • Natural Laws in Scientific Practiceby Marc Lange

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 59.99

    It is often presumed that the laws of nature have special significance for scientific reasoning. But the laws' distinctive roles have proven notoriously difficult to identify--leading some philosophers to question if they hold such roles at all. This study offers original accounts of the roles that natural laws play in connection with counterfactual... more...

  • French Studies in the Philosophy of Scienceby Anastasios Brenner; Jean Gayon

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 269.00

    This book contains fifteen contributions from philosophers and scientists that showcase French philosophy of science studies. It includes a thorough historical introduction that describes the various schools of thoughts and methods as well as major concepts. more...

  • Denialismby Michael Specter

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this provocative and headline-making book, Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet. In Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions and especially the institution of science more today than ever before. For centuries,... more...

  • Philosophies of the Sciencesby Fritz Allhoff

    Wiley 2009; US$ 39.95

    A collection of essays discussing a wide range of sciences and the central philosophical issues associated with them, presenting the sciences collectively to encourage a greater understanding of their associative theoretical foundations, as well as their relationships to each other. Offers a new and unique approach to studying and comparing the... more...

  • A Second Genesisby Julian Chela-Flores

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 91.00

    A Second Genesis enquires why nature is intelligible. The fast growth of technology and deeper understanding of the humanities have provided significant clues. Answering the question why nature can be understood requires an introduction to the new science of astrobiology and the exploration of the Solar System. A careful discussion of a “second... more...

  • The March of Unreasonby Dick Taverne

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Our daily news bulletins bring us tales of the wonder of science, from Mars rovers and intelligent robots to developments in cancer treatment, and yet often the emphasis is on the potential threats posed by science. It appears that irrationality is on the rise in western society, and public opinion is increasingly dominated by unreflecting prejudice... more...