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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • The Knowledgeby Lewis Dartnell

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate... more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...

  • Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovationby GŁnter P. Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Homology?a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal?s fin and a bird?s wing?is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology. This groundbreaking book provides the first mechanistically based theory of what homology is and how it arises in evolution. GŁnter Wagner, one... more...

  • Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geographyby Andre Roy; Stephen Trudgill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the... more...

  • Citizen Canineby David Grimm

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens? Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn?t warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in... more...

  • The Logic of Scientific Discoveryby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95

    Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as†the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks... more...

  • Objectivity, Science and Societyby Paul A Komesaroff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1986. This work remains of compelling interest to those concerned with the natural sciences and their social problems. It puts forward original and unorthodox ideas about the philosophy of and sociology of science, starting from the conviction that modern societies face deep problems arising from unresolved dilemmas about the... more...

  • Philosophy and Scientific Realismby J J C Smart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1963. In an introductory chapter the author argues that philosophy ought to be more than the art of clarifying thought and that it should concern itself with outlining a scientifically plausible world view. Early chapters deal with phenomenalism and the reality of theoretical entities, and with the relation between the physical... more...