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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Reduction and Emergence in Science and Philosophyby Carl Gillett

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Analyses the ongoing scientific debates surrounding reduction and emergence, arguing that these debates are empirically resolvable. more...

  • Probability and Evidenceby Paul Horwich

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    This influential book offers a probabilistic approach to scientific reasoning to resolve central issues in the philosophy of science. more...

  • What is a Law of Nature?by D. M. Armstrong

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    This book is D. M. Armstrong's influential defense of his original theory of what a law of nature is. more...

  • The Quantum Gambleby Jan Boeyens

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This volume, written by a highly cited author, presents the history of quantum theory together with open questions and remaining problems in terms of the plausibility of quantum chemistry and physics. It also provides insights into the theory of matter-wave mechanics. The content is aimed at students and lecturers in chemistry, physics and the philosophy... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Scienceby Paul Humphreys

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49

    This Handbook combines coverage of traditional areas in the philosophy of science, such as causation, explanation, and theory structure, with chapters on new areas such as philosophy of astronomy, data, complexity theory, and emergence. The articles are accessible to scientifically educated non-philosophers as well as to philosophers. more...

  • Technology and the Virtuesby Shannon Vallor

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    New technologies from artificial intelligence to drones, and biomedical enhancement make the future of the human family increasingly hard to predict and protect. This book explores how the philosophical tradition of virtue ethics can help us to cultivate the moral wisdom we need to live wisely and well with emerging technologies. more...

  • The Philosophy of Physicsby Dean Rickles

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Does the future exist already? What is space? Are time machines physically possible? What is quantum mechanical reality like? Are there many universes? Is there a ‘true’ geometry of the universe? Why does there appear to be an arrow of time? Do humans play a special role in the world? In this unique introductory book, Dean Rickles guides... more...

  • Ernest Sosaby Amrei Bahr; Markus Seidel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This volume provides the reader with exclusive insights into Ernest Sosa?s latest ideas as well as main aspects of his philosophical work of the last 50 years. Ernest Sosa, one of the most distinguished contemporary philosophers, is best known for his ground-breaking work in epistemology, and has also contributed greatly to metaphysics, metaphilosophy... more...

  • Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introductionby Samir Okasha

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. It explores the fundamental questions and challenges in the field, and looks at philosophical issues in particular sciences, including the problem of classification in biology, and the nature of space and time in physics. more...

  • Rational Decision and Causalityby Ellery Eells

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    This book is Ellery Eells' influential examination and analysis of theories of rational decision making. more...