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  • The End of Discoveryby Russell Stannard

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    It is generally thought that science, by its very nature, must always progress. But this is not so. One day, fundamental science will come to an end. Not when we have discovered everything, but when we have discovered whatever is open to us to understand - which is not the same thing.Limitations as to what the human brain can comprehend, together with... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Group US 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... 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...

  • Genes, Cells and Brainsby Hilary Rose; Steven Rose

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Our fates lie in our genes and not in the stars, said James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. But Watson could not have predicted the scale of the industry now dedicated to this new frontier. Since the launch of the multibillion-dollar Human Genome Project, the biosciences have promised miracle cures and radical new ways of understanding... more...