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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Editionby Richard Grossinger; Bernadette Mayer

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed, the stories we told ourselves about the universe and our place in it developed as well. In The Night Sky, Richard Grossinger traces those... more...

  • How We Got to Nowby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    From the New York Times ?bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You , a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name... more...

  • Causal Reasoning in Physicsby Mathias Frisch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    The book argues, partly through detailed case studies, for the importance of causal reasoning in physics. more...

  • Margaret Cavendishby Lisa Walters

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Exploring connections between Cavendish's science, literature, and politics, Walters challenges the view that Cavendish's thought was characterised by conservative royalism. more...

  • Being as Communionby William A. Dembski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 34.95

    In Being as Communion philosopher and mathematician William Dembski provides a non-technical overview of his work on information. Dembski attempts to make good on the promise of John Wheeler, Paul Davies, and others that information is poised to replace matter as the primary stuff of reality. With profound implications for theology and metaphysics,... more...

  • Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyoneby Michela Massimi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    What is the origin of our universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? What is our role in the universe as human beings capable of knowledge? What makes us intelligent cognitive agents seemingly endowed with consciousness? Scientific research across both the physical and cognitive sciences raises fascinating philosophical questions. Philosophy... 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...

  • 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...

  • Philosophy and the Precautionary Principleby Daniel Steel

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Presents and defends an interpretation of the precautionary principle from the perspective of philosophy of science. more...