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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Timaeus and Critiasby

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    In Timaeus Plato attempts to describe and explain the structure of the universe: the creator god, the elements, the lower gods, the stars, and men. The companion piece, Critias, is the origin of the story of Atlantis, the lost empire defeated by ancient Athenians. This is the clearest translation yet of these crucial ancient texts. - ;'The god... more...

  • The Monadology - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 2.99

    This is a science/philosophy article that explains and solves previous philosophical problems. This translation is done well and easy to read. more...

  • Quantum Aspects of Lifeby Derek Abbott; Paul C. W. Davies; Arun K. Pati

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 143.00

    This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging. The acronym BINS, for Bio-Info-Nano-Systems,... more...

  • Ideals and Realitiesby Salam Abdus; Hassan Z.; H Lai C

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1983; US$ 92.00

    This is a collection of writings of Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate of Physics, 1979. The writings touch on many different themes, and discuss the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. There are also interesting accounts... more...

  • The Nature of Explanationby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 59.99

    A new approach to the definition of scientific explanation. Unlike standard theories, it focuses initially on the explaining act itself, to which reference must be made in order to understand what an explanation is and how it can be evaluated in the sciences. more...

  • Particles and Wavesby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 49.95

    This volume contains six published and two new essays, focusing on philosophical problems surrounding the postulation of unobservable entities such as light waves, molecules and electrons. more...

  • Evidence, Explanation, and Realismby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 37.99

    The essays in this volume address three fundamental questions in the philosophy of science: What is required for some fact to be evidence for a scientific hypothesis? What does it mean to say that a scientist or a theory explains a phenomenon? Should scientific theories that postulate "unobservable" entities such as electrons be construed... more...

  • Data, Instruments, and Theoryby 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...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 1.99

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...