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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Challenging the Modern Synthesisby Philippe Huneman; Denis M. Walsh

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    This volume of original essays surveys recent challenges to the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution that arise from empirical advances in the understanding of evolution since the advent of the 21st century. It presents a spectrum of views by philosophers and biologists on the status and prospects of the Modern Synthesis. more...

  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanicsby Travis Norsen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.59

    Authored by an acclaimed teacher of quantum physics and philosophy, this textbook pays special attention to the aspects that many courses sweep under the carpet. Traditional courses in quantum mechanics teach students how to use the quantum formalism to make calculations. But even the best students - indeed,  especially  the best students - emerge... more...

  • Los chakrasby Laura Tuan

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2017; US$ 6.99

    Este libro se propone, ante todo, proporcionar un apoyo práctico, una guía para conectar con nuestra propia longitud de onda y utilizar de la forma más correcta la corriente energética en la que la naturaleza nos ha sumergido, en perfecta sintonía con nosotros mismos, los demás seres y el cosmos. more...

  • Darwin's Walk and The Last Waveby Richard Krooth

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 99.00

    This book describes the reasons humankind may be facing its last moments on Planet Earth. The author follows the trajectory of the evolution of humans and how it has had a widespread effect on Earth’s environment. The book concludes with a look into what the future may hold for humans. more...

  • Information and the World Stageby Bernard Dugué

    Wiley 2017; US$ 120.00 US$ 108.00

    Modern science is at a tipping point. A new page in the history of knowledge opens with the “information paradigm”, a notion which is gradually supplanting the old mechanistic vision inherited from Galileo and Newton. This book presents an overview of the place of information and communications in our time, explaining some reasons for focusing on... more...

  • There Is No Theory of Everythingby Lars Q. English

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 58.83

    The main purpose of this book is to introduce a broader audience to emergence by illustrating how discoveries in the physical sciences have informed the ways we think about it. In a nutshell, emergence asserts that non-reductive behavior arises at higher levels of organization and complexity. As physicist Philip Anderson put it, “more is different.”... more...

  • Information and the World Stageby Bernard Dugué

    Wiley 2017; US$ 120.00 US$ 108.00

    Modern science is at a tipping point. A new page in the history of knowledge opens with the “information paradigm”, a notion which is gradually supplanting the old mechanistic vision inherited from Galileo and Newton. This book presents an overview of the place of information and communications in our time, explaining some reasons for focusing on... more...

  • The New Mechanical Philosophyby Stuart Glennan

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 39.99

    This volume argues for a new image of science that understands both natural and social phenomena to be the product of mechanisms, casting the work of science as an effort to understand those mechanisms. Glennan offers an account of the nature of mechanisms and of the models used to represent them in physical, life, and social sciences more...

  • Science in the Soulby Richard Dawkins

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    The legendary biologist and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time. For decades, Richard Dawkins has been a brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders... more...

  • Die Entdeckung der Doppelhelixby Kärin Nickelsen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 19.77

    „We wish to suggest a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid (D.N.A.). This structure has novel features which are of considerable biological interest“, so lauten die ersten Sätze des berühmten Artikels aus dem Jahr 1953, in dem Francis Crick und James Watson eine Doppelhelix-Struktur für die DNA vorschlugen. Diesen bahnbrechenden Vorschlag... more...