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  • Scientific Explanationby Erik Weber; Jeroen Van Bouwel; Leen De Vreese

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    When scientist investigate why things happen, they aim at giving an explanation. But what does a scientific explanation look like In the first chapter (Theories of Scientific Explanation) ?of this book, the milestones in the debate on how to characterize scientific explanations are exposed. The second chapter (How to Study Scientific Explanation) scrutinizes... more...

  • Atom and Void: Essays on Science and Communityby J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the outstanding physicists of his generation. He was also an immensely gifted writer and speaker, who thought deeply about the way that scientific discoveries have changed the way people live and think. Displaying his subtlety of thought and expression as do few other documents, this book of his lectures discusses... more...

  • Data, Instruments, and Theory: A Dialectical Approach to Understanding Scienceby Robert John Ackermann

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Robert John Ackermann deals decisively with the problem of relativism that has plagued post-empiricist philosophy of science. Recognizing that theory and data are mediated by data domains (bordered data sets produced by scientific instruments), he argues that the use of instruments breaks the dependency of observation on theory and thus creates a... more...

  • Evolution of Life and Formby Annie Besant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Because of her early work as a secular activist who labored tirelessly in support of activities like increasing women's access to birth control information, it surprised many of Annie Besant's friends and colleagues when she developed a strong interest in the esoteric spiritual practice known as Theosophy. But rather than abandoning her previous... more...

  • Mode und Identitätby Barbara Kurtz

    Frohmann Verlag 2012; US$ 3.62

    Mode und Identität versucht, einen historischen und erkenntniskritischen Blickwinkel auf den Zusammenhang von Bekleidung und Identität einzunehmen. Kleidung ist ein Medium der Kennzeichnung, ihr System basiert fast schicksalhaft auf Zuschreibung. Sie zeigt seit den frühesten Erscheinungsformen die von Gruppe und Gesellschaft mittels Bekleidungszeichen... more...

  • 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...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Scienceby Kent W. Staley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book explores central philosophical concepts, issues, and debates in the philosophy of science, both historical and contemporary. more...

  • Original Thinkingby Glenn Aparicio Parry; James O'Dea

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    Retailing Insight "Packed with deep truths and timeless wisdom."?Gregg Braden, author of Deep Truth ?Parry?s book is perhaps the bravest and the most effective means to reeducate ourselves to the luminous life of the undivided consciousness. If widely read, this potent work can have the most profound consequences in restoring us to the soul of... more...

  • Philosophy of Scienceby Geoffrey Gorham

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    So the world didn?t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking. Examining core philosophical issues facing scientists, Geoffrey Gorham probes such controversial issues as the Large Hadron Collider, intelligent design, the prospect of human extinction, space colonization, and much more. Geoffrey Gorham is Assistant Professor... more...

  • What Is This Thing Called Science?by Alan F. Chalmers

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 18.95

    Co-published with the University of Queensland Press. HPC holds rights in North America and U. S. Dependencies. Since its first publication in 1976, Alan Chalmers's highly regarded and widely read work--translated into eighteen languages--has become a classic introduction to the scientific method, known for its accessibility to beginners and its... more...