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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Flavourby Bob Holmes

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 28.19

    Why should you serve red wine with classical music and white wine with pop music? What is it about a heavier bowl that makes your pudding taste better? And how can you make your food taste saltier without adding more salt? If any of these questions has sparked your appetite you need to read Flavour . New Scientist correspondent Bob Holmes... more...

  • Sensory Blendingby Ophelia Deroy

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    Synaesthesia is a strange sensory blending: synaesthetes report experiences of colours or tastes associated with particular sounds or words. This volume presents new essays by scientists and philosophers exploring what such cases can tell us about the nature of perception and its boundaries with illusion and imagination. more...

  • The Language of Plantsby Monica Gagliano; John C. Ryan; Patrícia Vieira

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms... more...

  • Eppur si muove: Doing History and Philosophy of Science with Peter Machamerby Marcus P. Adams; Zvi Biener; Uljana Feest; Jacqueline A. Sullivan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.88

    This volume is a collection of original essays focusing on a wide range of topics in the History and Philosophy of Science. It is a festschrift for Peter Machamer, which includes contributions from scholars who, at one time or another, were his students. The essays bring together analyses of issues and debates spanning from early modern science and... more...

  • Medical Ethics, Prediction, and Prognosisby Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio; Francesco Sporing; John-Stewart Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Recent scientific developments, in particular advances in pharmacogenetics and molecular genetics, have given rise to numerous predictive procedures for detecting predispositions to diseases in patients. This knowledge, however, does not necessarily promise benign results for either patients or health care professionals. The aim of this volume is... more...

  • Causal Powersby Jonathan D. Jacobs

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    We use concepts of causal powers and their relatives-dispositions, capacities, and abilities-to describe the world around us, both in everyday life and in scientific practice. This volume presents new work on the nature of causal powers, and their connections with other phenomena within metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. more...

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychologyby Chris Chambers

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Why psychology is in peril as a scientific discipline?and how to save it Psychological science has made extraordinary discoveries about the human mind, but can we trust everything its practitioners are telling us? In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that a lot of research in psychology is based on weak evidence, questionable practices,... more...

  • The Great Instaurationby Francis Bacon

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Francis Bacon is considered the father of modern science. He proposed, at his time, a great reformation of all process of knowledge for the advancement of learning divine and human. He called it Instauratio Magna (The Great Instauration). Bacon planned his Great Instauration in imitation of the Divine Work - the Work of the Six Days of Creation, as... more...

  • Science and Islam (Icon Science)by Ehsan Masood

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    The ?fascinating and clearly written? ( New Scientist ) history of the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. more...

  • 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...