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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Endby Phil Torres; Russell Blackford

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Comparing the views of religion and science on the end of the world, this book argues we are worried about precisely the wrong scenarios † Presenting the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of beliefs about the end times to date , The End looks at both religious and secular apocalypses. It places contemporary existential anxieties,... more...

  • A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Ageby David J. Helfand

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    We all swim in a sea of Big Data, dangerously vulnerable to the unscientific thinking that now replaces the critical faculties we used to rely on. We seek simple explanations where complexity is required. But as we endeavor to solve global problems of energy, food, and water shortages, a planetary biodiversity crisis, and emerging threats to our public... more...

  • Neofinalismby Alyosha Ruyer; Raymond Ruyer

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Although little known today, Raymond Ruyer was a post?World War II French philosopher whose works and ideas were significant influences on major thinkers, including Deleuze, Guattari, and Simondon. With the publication of this translation of Neofinalism, considered by many to be Ruyer?s magnum opus, English-language readers can see at last how... more...

  • The Marxist Philosophy and the Sciencesby J. B. S. Haldane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    This book, first published in 1938, is based upon the Muirhead lectures on political philosophy delivered in the University of Birmingham in January and February of 1938. This title was intended to be of interest to students and scientific workers in the belief that Marxism will prove valuable to them in their scientific work, as well as to a wider... more...

  • Social Robotsby Asst Prof Marco NÝrskov; Dr Jai Galliott; Professor Avery Plaw; Assoc Prof Katina Michael; Asst Prof Steven J Barela

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Social robotics is a cutting edge research area gathering researchers and stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations. The transformational potential that these machines, in the form of, for example, caregiving, entertainment or partner robots, pose to our societies and to us as individuals seems to be limited by our technical limitations... more...

  • Models and Inferences in Scienceby Emiliano Ippoliti; Fabio Sterpetti; Thomas Nickles

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    The book answers long-standing questions on scientific modeling andinference across multiple perspectives and disciplines, including logic,mathematics, physics and medicine. The different chapters cover a variety ofissues, such as the role models play in scientific practice; the way scienceshapes our concept of models; ways of modeling the pursuit... more...

  • Science of Mindby Author Unknown

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    This book explains the social factors that shape the nature of theory and research traditions in psychology. It presents a broad treatment of the construction of theory and knowledge in science and philosophy with particular emphasis on psychological thinking. Du Preez, emphasizing the "evolution of knowledge," discusses theory and research across... more...

  • Early Analytic Philosophy - New Perspectives on the Traditionby Sorin Costreie

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This volume discusses some crucial ideas of the founders of the analytic philosophy: Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein, or the ?golden trio?. The book shows how these ?old? ideas are still present and influential in the current philosophical debates and to what extent these debates echo the original ideas. The collection aim is... more...

  • Evolution der Ethikby Emerich Sumser

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    There are conflicts in moral judgment between philosophies, between cultures, and even inside an individual conscience. This study takes an interdisciplinary approach focused on modern evolutionary biology to show that such contradictions are systemically determined in a social, functional world. The resulting model of a ?relation-type... more...

  • Skepticby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 28.99

    Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific American For fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience. His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and... more...