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  • Unweaving the Rainbowby Richard Dawkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 11.27

    A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder... more...

  • 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$ 14.57

    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...

  • 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 Common Sense of Scienceby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    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...

  • 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...

  • Physical Theory as Logico-Operational Structureby Cliff Hooker

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    In two earlier volumes, entitled The Logico-Algebraic Approach to Quan­ tum Mechanics (hereafter LAA I, II), I have presented collections of research papers which trace out the historical development and contem­ porary flowering of a particular approach to physical theory. One might characterise this approach as the extraction of an abstract logico-algebraic... more...

  • PSA 1974by Robert S. Cohen; Cliff Hooker; Alex C. Michalos; James Van Evra

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Proceedings of the 1974 Biennial Meeting Philosophy of Science Association. more...