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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • Explaining Science's Successby John Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.00

    Paul Feyeraband famously asked, what's so great about science? One answer is that it has been surprisingly successful in getting things right about the natural world, more successful than non-scientific or pre-scientific systems, religion or philosophy. Science has been able to formulate theories that have successfully predicted novel observations.... more...

  • Virtually Humanby PhD Martine Rothblatt; Ray Kurzweil

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Virtually Human  explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness?simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology?becomes part of our daily lives.  Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine?s... more...

  • Race Unmaskedby Michael Yudell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and tragedies in American history and has had a profound effect on the human experience. Race Unmasked revisits the origins of commonly held beliefs... more...

  • Waking Upby Sam Harris

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris?s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and ?new atheist? Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no... more...

  • Eclipse of Manby Charles T. Rubin

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Tomorrow has never looked better. Breakthroughs in fields like genetic engineering and nanotechnology promise to give us unprecedented power to redesign our bodies and our world. Futurists and activists tell us that we are drawing ever closer to a day when we will be as smart as computers, will be able to link our minds telepathically, and will live... more...

  • Leben zwischen Natur und Kulturby Diego Compagna

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 45.00

    Welche Konsequenzen hat die Schaffung künstlicher Intelligenz und genetisch manipulierten Lebens für das Verhältnis von Natur und Kultur? Die Forschungspraxis der Technik- und Lebenswissenschaften zieht tief greifende Veränderungen basaler Konzepte nach sich - insbesondere das interdependente Verhältnis von Natur und Kultur ist gekennzeichnet von einer... more...

  • Vom Nutzen des Nichtwissensby Peter Wehling

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 36.00

    Ignorance, inexperience, and above all the conscious lack of desire to know are still considered objectionable in today's »knowledge societies«. Not knowing is understood as a lack of supposedly indispensable knowledge to be remedied urgently. In contrast to this, the contributions to the volume contrast present diverse benefits of ignorance in different... more...