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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Philosophy of Cosmologyby Khalil Chamcham; Joseph Silk; John D. Barrow; Simon Saunders

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 56.00

    This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology for a broad academic audience. more...

  • An Introduction to Decision Theoryby Martin Peterson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 26.00

    A comprehensive and accessible introduction to all aspects of decision theory, now with new and updated discussions and over 140 exercises. more...

  • Making Sense of Genesby Kostas Kampourakis

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 26.00

    An accessible but rigorous introduction to genes for non-experts, explaining what genes are and what they can and cannot do. more...

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Farby Lawrence M. Krauss

    Atria Books 2017; US$ 27.00 US$ 19.99

    Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing , and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality?a grand poetic vision of nature?and how we find our place within it. In the beginning there... more...

  • Matters of Careby Mara Puig de la Bellacasa

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    To care can feel good, or it can feel bad. It can do good, it can oppress. But what is care? A moral obligation? A burden? A joy? Is it only human? In Matters of Care , MaraPuig de la Bellacasa presents a powerful challenge to conventional notions of care, exploring its significance as an ethical and political obligation for thinking in the more... more...

  • Scientific Pluralism Reconsideredby Stephanie Ruphy

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    Can we expect our scientific theories to make up a unified structure, or do they form a kind of ?patchwork? whose pieces remain independent from each other? Does the proliferation of sometimes-incompatible representations of the same phenomenon compromise the ability of science to deliver reliable knowledge? Is there a single correct way to classify... more...

  • Reasoning in Measurementby Nicola Mner; Alfred Nordmann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This collection offers a new understanding of the epistemology of measurement. The interdisciplinary volume explores how measurements are produced, for example, in astronomy and seismology, in studies of human sexuality and ecology, in brain imaging and intelligence testing. It considers photography as a measurement technology and Henry David Thoreau's... more...

  • Outside the Research Lab, Volume 1by Sharon Ann Holgate

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 27.99

    This book is written for students and other interested readers as a look inside the diverse range of applications for physics outside of the scientific research environment. This first volume covers several different areas of the arts and design ranging from stage lighting to sculpting. The author has interviewed experts in each area to explain how... more...

  • The Meaning of the Wave Functionby Shan Gao

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 112.00

    Covering much of the recent debate, this ambitious text provides new, decisive proof of the reality of the wave function. more...

  • Varieties of Scientific Realismby Evandro Agazzi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.67

    This book offers a comprehensive update on the scientific realism debate, enabling readers to gain a novel appreciation of the role of objectivity and truth in science and to understand fully the various ways in which antirealist conceptions have been subjected to challenge over recent decades. Authoritative representatives of different philosophical... more...