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  • Character and Opinion in the United Statesby George Santayana

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A fascinating figure, the thinker who came to be known as George Santayana was born in Spain, but grew up in the United States. During his formal training in philosophy, Santayana studied under some of the foremost figures of his era, including William James. In the volume Character and Opinion in the United States, the author calls upon his dual status... more...

  • Charles S. Peirce and the Philosophy of Scienceby Edward C. Moore

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Interest in Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914) is today worldwide. Ernest Nagel of Columbia University wrote in 1959 that "there is a fair consensus among historians of ideas that Charles Sanders Peirce remains the most original, versatile, and comprehensive philosophical mind this country has yet produced." The breadth of topics discussed in the... more...

  • The Common Sense of Scienceby Jacob Bronowski

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Concept and the Role of the Model in Mathematics and Natural and Social Sciencesby Hans Freudenthal

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 249.00

    Proceedings of the Colloquium sponsored by the Division of Philosophy of Sciences of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Sciences organized at Utrecht, January 1960. more...

  • The Concept of Natureby Alfred North Whitehead

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    "One of the most valuable books on the relation of philosophy and science which has appeared for many years." ? The Cambridge Review "A great contribution to Natur-philosophie, far the finest contribution . . . made by any one man. ? Mind In addition to his brilliant achievements in theoretical mathematics, Alfred North Whitehead exercised an... more...

  • The Concepts of Space and Timeby M. Capek

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 299.00

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  • Conceptual Changeby G.A. Pearce; P. Maynard

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 219.00

    During Hallowe'en of 1970, the Department of Philosophy of the Univer­ sity of Western Ontario held its annual fall colloquium at London, On­ tario. The general topic of the sessions that year was conceptual change. The thirteen papers composing this volume stem more or less directly from those meetings; six of them are printed here virtually as delivered,... more...

  • Constellations and Conjecturesby Willard C. Humphreys Jr.; N.R. Hanson

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 249.00

    An occurrence is explained by being related to prior events through known laws. Other intellectual activities may also constitute explanation - but this much certainly does. Ideally, an explained occurrence (0) could have been predicted in a connected way - by extrapolation from prior events (e) via the same laws (L). Schematically, 1 Explanation:... 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...

  • Critical Rationalismby David Miller

    Open Court 2015; US$ 34.00

    David Miller elegantly and provocatively reformulates critical rationalismthe revolutionary approach to epistemology advocated by Karl Popperby answering its most important critics. He argues for an approach to rationality freed from the debilitating authoritarian dependence on reasons and justification. "Miller presents a particularly useful and... more...