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

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    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 International Publishing 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 may profitably be... 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$ 12.95 US$ 11.22

    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...

  • Interpreting Gödelby Juliette Kennedy

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    In this groundbreaking volume, leading philosophers and mathematicians explore Kurt Gödel's work on the foundations and philosophy of mathematics. more...

  • Atom and Voidby J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    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 Theoryby Robert John Ackermann

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

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

  • Philosophy of Scienceby Geoffrey Gorham

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.99

    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...

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

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Science first began as a branch of philosophy, but it has since grown up and moved out of the family home, and its successes have put its parent in the shade. Thanks to scientific knowledge we have walked on the Moon, cured once-fatal illnesses, and even identified the very building blocks of life and the universe. But it is these very successes that... more...