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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on Methods of Inquiryby Gary Ebbs

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This volume critically examines the work of three eminent twentieth-century philosophers, Carnap, Quine, and Putnam, engaging with and developing their answers to key methodological questions. more...

  • Encouraging Opennessby Nimrod Bar-Am; Stefano Gattei

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 123.11

    This volume features forty-two essays written in honor of Joseph Agassi. It explores the work and legacy of this influential philosopher, an exciting and challenging advocate of critical rationalism. Throughout six decades of stupendous intellectual activity, Agassi called attention to rationality as the very starting point of every notable philosophical... more...

  • Science and Religionby Yves Gingras

    Wiley 2017; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    Today we hear renewed calls for a dialogue between science and religion: why has the old question of the relations between science and religion now returned to the public domain and what is at stake in this debate? To answer these questions, historian and sociologist of science Yves Gingras retraces the long history of the troubled relationship... more...

  • The Quantum Revolution in Philosophyby Richard Healey

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    Quantum theory launched a revolution in physics. But we have yet to understand the revolution's significance for philosophy. Richard Healey opens a path to such understanding. The first part of this book offers a self-contained but opinionated introduction to quantum theory. The second part assesses the theory's philosophical significance. more...

  • Our Posthuman Futureby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 9.31

    Is a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first... more...

  • New Atheism: Critical Perspectives and Contemporary Debatesby Christopher R. Cotter; Philip Andrew Quadrio; Jonathan Tuckett

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.53

    Whether understood in a narrow sense as the popular works of a small number of (white male) authors, or as a larger more diffuse movement, twenty-first century scholars, journalists, and activists from all ‘sides’ in the atheism versus theism debate, have noted the emergence of a particular form of atheism frequently dubbed ‘New Atheism’. The present... more...

  • Embodimentby Justin E.H. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Embodiment--having, being in, or being associated with a body--is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this condition is the philosophical problem that concerns the present volume. The contributors to this volume shine light on a number of demanding questions that have driven... more...

  • Exploring Inductive Riskby Kevin C. Elliott; Ted Richards

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    This book brings together eleven case studies of inductive risk-the chance that scientific inference is incorrect-that range over a wide variety of scientific contexts and fields. The chapters are designed to illustrate the pervasiveness of inductive risk, assist scientists and policymakers in responding to it, and productively move theoretical discussions... more...

  • The Nature of Consciousnessby Rupert Spira; Deepak Chopra; Bernardo Kastrup

    New Harbinger Publications 2017; US$ 14.15

    The Nature of Consciousness challenges the prevailing materialist paradigm that is holding humanity back, suggesting that consciousness is the fundamental reality of the apparent duality of mind and matter, and that overlooking or ignoring this reality is the root cause of the suffering that pervades and motivates most people’s lives, as well as... more...

  • The Ethics of Technologyby Martin Peterson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.00

    In this analytically oriented work, Peterson articulates and defends five moral principles for addressing ethical issues related to new and existing technologies: the cost-benefit principle, the precautionary principle, the sustainability principle, the autonomy principle, and the fairness principle. more...