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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Space, Time and Einsteinby J.B. Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular fields in philosophy is written specifically for a beginning readership with no background in philosophy or science. Step-by-step analyses of the key arguments are provided and the philosophical heart of the issues is revealed without recourse to jargon, maths, or logical formulas. The book... more...

  • Theories of Scientific Methodby Robert Nola; Howard Sankey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    What is it to be scientific? Is there such a thing as scientific method? And if so, how might such methods be justified? Robert Nola and Howard Sankey seek to provide answers to these fundamental questions in their exploration of the major recent theories of scientific method. Although for many scientists their understanding of method is something... more...

  • Eurekaby Chad Orzel

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Even in the twenty-first century the popular image of a scientist is a reclusive genius in a lab coat, mixing formulas or working out equations inaccessible to all but the initiated few. The idea that scientists are somehow smarter than the rest of us is a common, yet dangerous, misconception, getting us off the hook for not knowing—or caring—how... more...

  • Scienceby Steve Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 15.95

    In this challenging and provocative book, Steve Fuller contends that our continuing faith in science in the face of its actual history is best understood as the secular residue of a religiously inspired belief in divine providence. Our faith in science is the promise of a life as it shall be, as science will make it one day. Just as men once put their... more...

  • Philosophy of Biologyby Brian Garvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This major new series in the philosophy of science aims to provide a new generation of textbooks for the subject. The series will not only offer fresh treatments of core topics in the theory and methodology of scientific knowledge, but also introductions to newer areas of the discipline. Furthermore, the series will cover topics in current science... more...

  • Psychiatry and Philosophy of Scienceby Rachel Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    "Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science" explores conceptual issues in psychiatry from the perspective of analytic philosophy of science. Through an examination of those features of psychiatry that distinguish it from other sciences - for example, its contested subject matter, its particular modes of explanation, its multiple different theoretical frameworks,... more...

  • The Singular Universe and the Reality of Timeby Roberto Mangabeira Unger; Lee Smolin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists. more...

  • Science and Human Experienceby Leon N. Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    Nobel Laureate Leon N. Cooper places pressing scientific questions in the broader context of how they relate to human experience. more...

  • Forbidden Foodby John Sloan

    Publish Green 2014; US$ 6.99

    "Forbidden Food" contains the news about diet you've always wanted to hear, but may have trouble believing. John Sloan, a medical doctor who loves to eat, has spent several years combing the scientific literature on healthy eating and now reveals what he found: next to nothing! Everything we seem to believe about salt, sugar, fat, fiber,... more...

  • Illusion of Separationby Giles Hutchins

    Floris Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Our modern patterns of thinking and learning are all based on observing a world of 'things', which we think of as separate building blocks. This worldview allows us to count and measure objects without their having any innate value; it provides neat definitions and a sense of control over life. However, this approach also sets humans apart from each... more...