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  • 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...

  • Feyerabendby John Preston

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    John Preston is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. more...

  • Biology, History, and Natural Philosophyby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. The Autonomy of Biology as a Natural Science.- II. The Model of Open Systems: Beyond Molecular Biology.- III. Electronic Mobility in Biological Processes.- IV. The Evolution and Organization of Sentient Biological Behavior Systems.- V. The Evolutionary Significance of Biological Templates.- VI. Evolutionary Modulation of Ribosomal RNA Synthesis... more...

  • Biology, History, and Natural Philosophyby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. The Autonomy of Biology as a Natural Science.- II. The Model of Open Systems: Beyond Molecular Biology.- III. Electronic Mobility in Biological Processes.- IV. The Evolution and Organization of Sentient Biological Behavior Systems.- V. The Evolutionary Significance of Biological Templates.- VI. Evolutionary Modulation of Ribosomal RNA Synthesis... more...

  • Reality Checkby Donald R. Prothero; Michael Shermer; Pat Linse

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    The battles over evolution, climate change, childhood vaccinations, and the causes of AIDS, alternative medicine, oil shortages, population growth, and the place of science in our country?all are reaching a fevered pitch. Many people and institutions have exerted enormous efforts to misrepresent or flatly deny demonstrable scientific reality to protect... more...

  • Practical Applications of the Philosophy of Scienceby Peter Truran

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Explores the practical applicability of the philosophy of science to scientific research, but also considers its relevance to practice within the realms of technology,  design, crafts, and even within the world of arts and the humanities.   The attempt to engage working scientists with the issues raised by the philosophy of science... more...

  • Fashionable Nonsenseby Alan Sokal; Jean Bricmont

    Picador 2014; US$ 18.99

    Alan Sokal is a professor of Physics at New York University. Jean Bricmont is a theoretical physicist with the Universite de Louvain in Belgium more...

  • It Started with Copernicusby Keith Parsons

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A unique approach to the philosophy of science that focuses on the liveliest and most important controversies surrounding science Is science more rational or objective than any other intellectual endeavor? Are scientific theories accurate depictions of reality or just useful devices for manipulating the environment? These core questions are the... more...

  • Are We All Scientific Experts Now?by Harry Collins

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    To ordinary people, science used to seem infallible. Scientists were heroes, selflessly pursuing knowledge for the common good. More recently, a series of scientific scandals, frauds and failures have led us to question science?s pre-eminence. Revelations such as Climategate, or debates about the safety of the MMR vaccine, have dented our confidence... more...

  • Faith and Wisdom in Scienceby Tom McLeish

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 19.99

    "Do you have wisdom to count the clouds?" asks the voice of God from the whirlwind in the stunningly beautiful catalogue of nature-questions from the Old Testament Book of Job. Tom McLeish takes a scientist's reading of this ancient text as a centrepiece to make the case for science as a deeply human and ancient activity, embedded in... more...