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  • Galileo's Fingerby Peter Atkins

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    Any literate person should be familiar with the central ideas of modern science. In his sparkling new book, Peter Atkins introduces his choice of the ten great ideas of science. With wit, charm, patience, and astonishing insights, he leads the reader through the emergence of the concepts, and then presents them in a strikingly effective manner. At... 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 1976; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • A Summary of Scientific Methodby Peter Kosso

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    A Summary of Scientific Method is a brief description of what makes science scientific. It is written in a direct, clear style that is accessible and informative for scientists and science students. It is intended to help science teachers explain how science works, highlighting strengths without ignoring limitations, and to help scientists articulate... more...

  • The Very Idea of Modern Scienceby Joseph Agassi

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book is a study of the scientific revolution as a movement of amateur science. It describes the ideology of the amateur scientific societies as the philosophy of the Enlightenment Movement and their social structure and the way they made modern science such a magnificent institution. It also shows what was missing in the scientific organization... more...

  • The Berlin Group and the Philosophy of Logical Empiricismby Nikolay Milkov; Volker Peckhaus

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    The Berlin Group for scientific philosophy was active between 1928 and 1933 and was closely related to the Vienna Circle. In 1930, the leaders of the two Groups, Hans Reichenbach and Rudolf Carnap, launched the journal Erkenntnis. However, between the Berlin Group and the Vienna Circle, there was not only close relatedness but also significant difference.... more...

  • Mars Directby Robert Zubrin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 3.99

    ?Bob Zubrin really, nearly alone, changed our thinking on this issue.? ?Carl Sagan, The Denver Post If you ever daydream about space travel and human space flight?or hope to one day rove the Red Planet alongside Curiosity ?then MARS DIRECT will teach you how we can get there The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming decades, we will... more...

  • New Challenges to Philosophy of Scienceby Hanne Andersen; Dennis Dieks; Wenceslao J. Gonzalez; Thomas Uebel; Gregory Wheeler

    Springer 2013; US$ 229.00

    This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the interdisciplinary development of its specialist fields, but also to provoke reflection on the idea of ‘European philosophy of science’. This efforts should foster a contemporaneous reflection... 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...