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

    transcript 2014; US$ 37.32

    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$ 42.65

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Die Berliner Gruppeby Nikolay Milkov; Nikolay Milkov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2015; US$ 55.53

    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...

  • Are We All Scientific Experts Nowby Harry Collins

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • Reality and Rationalityby Wesley C. Salmon; Phil Dowe; Merrilee H. Salmon

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 52.99

    Presents a collection of published articles by one of the top philosophers of science in the 20th century, Wesley C Salmon. This volume is of interest to both undergraduates and professional philosophers, primarily in the philosophy of science. more...

  • Scientific Controversiesby Peter Machamer; Marcello Pera; Aristides Baltas

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 129.99

    Social constructionists claim that scientific debates are influenced by non-evidential factors such as the rhetoric and professional clout of the participants. These essays undermine an extreme social constructionist perspective and indicate the need for a more realistic scientific rationality. more...

  • A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophyby John F. W. Herschel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Originally published in 1830, this book can be called the first modern work in the philosophy of science, covering an extraordinary range of philosophical, methodological, and scientific subjects.  "Herschel's book . . . brilliantly analyzes both the history and nature of science."?Keith Stewart Thomson, American Scientist more...