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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Ethics of Nuclear Energyby Behnam Taebi; Sabine Roeser

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book brings together contributions by leading scholars that systematically cover the most important ethical issues concerning nuclear energy. more...

  • Explaining Social Behaviorby Jon Elster

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    A substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's critically acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior and the social sciences. more...

  • Genes and the Bioimaginaryby Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 69.95

    Genes and the Bioimaginary examines the dramatic rise and contemporary cultural apotheosis of ?the gene?. The book traces not only the genetification of modern life but is also a journey through the complex relationship between science and culture. At the heart of this book are three interlinked questions. The first concerns the paradigmatic transformations... more...

  • Failureby Stuart Firestein

    Oxford University Press 2015; Not Available

    The general public has a glorified view of the pursuit of scientific research. However, the idealized perception of science as a rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts could not be further from the truth. Modern science involves the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in uncharted territories, full of wrong turns, false... more...

  • Ockham's Razorsby Elliott Sober

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This book uses philosophy, science and probability to analyse why simpler theories are better than theories that are more complex. more...

  • Three Scientific Revolutionsby Richard H. Schlagel

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Science has had a profound influence in shaping contemporary perspectives of reality, yet few in the public have fully grasped the profound implications of scientific discoveries. This book describes three intellectual revolutions that led to the current scientific consensus, emphasizing how science over the centuries has undermined traditional, religious... more...

  • The Sceptical Optimistby Nicholas Agar

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The rapid developments in technologies -- especially computing and the advent of many 'smart' devices, as well as rapid and perpetual communication via the Internet -- has led to a frequently voiced view which Nicholas Agar describes as 'radical optimism'. Radical optimists claim that accelerating technical progress will soon end poverty,... more...

  • The Prisoner's Dilemmaby Martin Peterson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This volume examines the Prisoner's Dilemma, exploring its continued significance and ramifications in varying fields of study. more...

  • The Runes of Evolutionby Simon Conway Morris

    Templeton Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    How did human beings acquire imaginations that can conjure up untrue possibilities? How did the Universe become self-aware? In The Runes of Evolution , Simon Conway Morris revitalizes the study of evolution from the perspective of convergence, providing us with compelling new evidence to support the mounting scientific view that the history of life... more...

  • Stem Cell Dialoguesby Sheldon Krimsky

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    ôStem cells? have become linked with both new frontiers in medical science and political and ethical controversy. The field, along with the emerging area of regenerative medicine, is creating the conditions for a time when damaged tissue and organs might be repaired through personalized cell therapy as easily as the body repairs itself, therefore... more...