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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Biologically Modified Justiceby Colin Farrelly

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    A novel account of distributive justice which takes advances in the biomedical sciences and global aging seriously. more...

  • AIby Margaret A. Boden

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 12.99

    Artificial Intelligence surrounds us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. Margaret Boden considers the realistic and unrealistic expectations we have placed on AI, analyses its progress, and considers the value of its byproducts. more...

  • Age of Discoveryby Ian Goldin; Chris Kutarna

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    Da Vinci, Galileo, Copernicus, Raphael, Michelangelo. These names recall an era in which an unprecedented rush of discovery broke through long-standing barriers of ignorance and connected the whole world, politically and economically, for the first time. We still think of such surges of human ingenuity as rare. But they don't have to be. Today, for... more...

  • Computer Games and Technical Communicationby Jennifer deWinter; Ryan M. Moeller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Divided into five parts, Computer Games and Technical Communication engages with questions related... more...

  • The Demons of Scienceby Friedel Weinert

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book is the first all-encompassing exploration of the role of demons inphilosophical and scientific thought experiments. In Part I, the author explains the importance of thought experiments in science andphilosophy. Part II considers Laplace?s Demon, whose claim is that the world iscompletely deterministic. Part III introduces Maxwell?s Demon,... more...

  • What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?by Vinciane Despret; Brett Buchanan

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    ?You are about to enter a new genre, that of scientific fables, by which I don?t mean science fiction, or false stories about science, but, on the contrary, true ways of understanding how difficult it is to figure out what animals are up to.? ?Bruno Latour, form the Foreword Is it all right to urinate in front of animals? What does it mean when... more...

  • The Philosophy of Philip Kitcherby Mark Couch; Jessica Pfeifer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    The Philosophy of Philip Kitcher offers an examination of the work of Philip Kitcher. It contains chapters written by leading scholars on Kitcher's work, as well as Kitcher's replies to these authors. more...

  • Experiencing Timeby Simon Prosser

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    Our engagement with time is a ubiquitous feature of our lives, but how does our encounter with it reveal the true nature of temporal reality? Simon Prosser addresses central questions at the heart of this debate, and explores our understanding of time, its passage, and our experience of changes, rates, and durations. more...

  • Beyond Biocentrismby Robert Lanza; Bob Berman

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 24.99

    Biocentrism shocked the world with a radical rethinking of the nature of reality. But that was just the beginning. In Beyond Biocentrism , acclaimed biologist Robert Lanza, one of TIME Magazine?s "100 Most Influential People in 2014," and leading astronomer Bob Berman, take the reader on an intellectual thrill-ride as they re-examine everything... more...

  • Near-Death Experiencesby John Martin Fischer; Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Near-Death Experiences gives an account of the profound meaning and striking transformative effects that near-death experiences engender. They argue that the integrity of scientific inquiry is compatible with genuine understanding of the significance of human spirituality. more...