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  • 50 Philosophy of Science Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Gareth Southwell

    Quercus Publishing 2013; US$ 17.53

    The essential overview of the key philosophical ideas and controversies that have shaped the world of science. more...

  • 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...

  • Die Berliner Gruppeby Nikolay Milkov; Nikolay Milkov

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2015; US$ 80.90

    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...

  • 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...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.29

    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$ 41.48

    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...

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genesby Martin W. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised controversy with consequences, and argues that public... more...

  • Compromising the Ideals of Scienceby Raphael Sassower

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.... 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...

  • Are We All Scientific Experts Nowby 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...