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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Causal Nets, Interventionism, and Mechanismsby Alexander Gebharter

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.99

    This monograph looks at causal nets from a philosophical point of view. The author shows that one can build a general philosophical theory of causation on the basis of the causal nets framework that can be fruitfully used to shed new light on philosophical issues. Coverage includes both a theoretical as well as application-oriented approach to the... more...

  • Making and Breaking Mathematical Senseby Roi Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do?and how that evolves and changes over time. How do new mathematical entities come to be?... more...

  • Philosophy of Olfactory Perceptionby Andreas Keller

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.99

    This book reconsiders the majorcurrent topics in the philosophy of perception using olfaction as the paradigmsense. The author reveals how many of the most basic concepts of philosophy ofperception are based on peculiarities of visual perception not found in othermodalities, and addresses how different the philosophy of perception would beif based... more...

  • A Tapestry of Valuesby Kevin C. Elliott

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    This book provides an easily accessible introduction to the roles that values play in scientific research. It examines case studies from a wide variety of research areas, and it highlights multiple strategies for fostering engagement between stakeholders so that value influences can be identified and subjected to critical scrutiny. more...

  • Immunityby Alfred I. Tauber

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    In Immunity , Alfred Tauber sets forth a new theory of immunology that rejects the common principle of self and non-self, and the immune system's role as a protector of the self from external threats. Rather than serving to defend an independent entity, he argues, immunity participates in a large, complex eco-system of porous and flexible boundaries.... more...

  • Philosophy of Science in Practiceby Hsiang-Ke Chao; Julian Reiss

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.99

    This volume reflects the ?philosophy of science in practice? approach and takes a fresh look at traditional philosophical problems in the context of natural, social, and health research. Inspired by the work of Nancy Cartwright that shows how the practices and apparatuses of science help us to understand science and to build theories in the philosophy... more...

  • Time Machine Talesby Paul J. Nahin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 18.05

    This book contains a broad overview of time travel in science fiction, along with a detailed examination of the philosophical implications of time travel. The emphasis of this book is now on the philosophical and on science fiction, rather than on physics, as in the author's earlier books on the subject. In that spirit there are, for example, no Tech... more...

  • Methods and Financeby Emiliano Ippoliti; Ping Chen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.99

    The book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on finance, with a special focus on stock markets. It presents new methodologies for analyzing stock markets? behavior and discusses theories and methods of finance from different angles, such as the mathematical, physical and philosophical ones. The book, which aims at philosophers and economists alike,... more...

  • Scientific Integrity and Research Ethicsby David Koepsell

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.68

    This book is an easy to read, yet comprehensive introduction to practical issues in research ethics and scientific integrity. It addresses questions about what constitutes appropriate academic and scientific behaviors from the point of view of what Robert Merton called the ?ethos of science.? In other words, without getting into tricky questions about... more...

  • Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematicsby Maria Zack; Elaine Landry

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.24

    This volume contains seventeen papers that were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d?Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, held in Washington, D.C. In addition to showcasing rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on an interesting variety of general topics... more...