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  • Transcendenceby R.U. Sirius; Jay Cornell

    Red Wheel Weiser 2015; US$ 19.95

    Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the ?natural? limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as: the Singularity?the creation of machine intelligences that exceed the capacities of our biological brains the ability to replicate individual minds and put them... more...

  • Interdisziplinär und transdisziplinär forschenby Gert Dressel; Wilhelm Berger; Katharina Heimerl; Verena Winiwarter

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.70

    Wissenschaft, die sich an gesellschaftlichen Problemen orientiert, ist heute inter- und transdisziplinär. Dieses Buch gibt Einblicke in die damit verbundenen Herausforderungen: Die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler verlassen das sichere Terrain akademischer Disziplinen. Ihre Expertise wird relativiert, methodisches Neuland wird betreten. Auf... more...

  • Wahrheit und Nützlichkeitby David Kaldewey

    transcript 2014; US$ 41.95

    Die moderne Wissenschaft definiert sich einerseits als selbstzweckhaftes Streben nach Wahrheit, andererseits hat sie zugleich den praktischen Nutzen des neuen Wissens im Blick. Die Genese und Bedeutung dieser doppelten Referenz rekonstruiert David Kaldewey mittels historisch-soziologischer Semantikanalysen. Er zeigt, wie die beiden Zielsetzungen in... more...

  • Die Berliner Gruppeby Nikolay Milkov; Nikolay Milkov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2015; US$ 54.61

    Diese Anthologie versammelt die zentralen Texte der Berliner Gruppe um den Philosophen und Wissenschaftstheoretiker Hans Reichenbach, die in den 1920er Jahren parallel zum Wiener Kreis die Grundsätze einer »wissenschaftlichen Philosophie« entwickelte und die Grundlagen der modernen Wissenschaftstheorie legte. Die Bemühungen um die Etablierung einer... more...

  • Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorismsby Albert Einstein; George Bernard Shaw

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Science and religion are compatible, declares the famous physicist. In these essays, Einstein views science as the basis for a "cosmic" religion, embraced by scientists, theologians, and all who share a sense of wonder in the rationality and beauty of the universe. In the course of his career, Einstein wrote more than 300 scientific and 150 nonscientific... more...

  • Philosophy of Scienceby Philipp Frank

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    A great mathematician and teacher bridges the gap between science and the humanities in this exposition of the philosophy of science. Philipp Frank, a distinguished physicist and philosopher in his own right, traces the history of science from Aristotle to Einstein to illustrate philosophy?s ongoing role in the scientific process. Suitable for... 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...

  • Science Values and Objectivityby Peter Machamer; Gereon Wolters

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Collection of essays that identify the values crucial to science, distinguish some of the criteria that can be used for value identification, and elaborate the conditions for warranting certain values as necessary or central to scientific research. more...

  • Scientific Understandingby Henk W. de Regt; Sabina Leonelli; Kai Eigner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    To most scientists, and to those interested in the sciences, understanding is the ultimate aim of scientific endeavor. In spite of this, understanding, and how it is achieved, has received little attention in recent philosophy of science. Scientific Understanding seeks to reverse this trend by providing original and in-depth accounts of the concept... more...

  • Time, Light and the Dice of Creationby Philip Franses

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    The laws of modern physics are seen as the bedrock of our understanding of the material world that surrounds us. Newton's and Maxwell's mathematics reliably describe behaviour and events in the world, and have given us the age of technology from telephones to space travel. Yet the founders of modern scientific thought, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg... more...