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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • 'In Silico' Simulation of Biological Processesby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2003; US$ 226.00 US$ 195.87

    Over recent decades vast amounts of biological data have been accumulated. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to apply traditional theoretical methods to the formulation of coherent pictures of cell and organ function because it is no longer possible for a human theorist to integrate all of the available information. Instead, computer technologies... more...

  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'by Erwin Schrödinger; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    The text of two series of lectures given by one of the great philosopher-scientists of the century. more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • 30-Second Theoriesby Paul Parsons; Martin Rees; Susan Blackmore

    Icon Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.65

    When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories - ideas explain why things happen the way they do. Suitable for those keen on expanding their mind with science's thrilling ideas, this work contains profiles of key scientists behind each theory. more...

  • 40 Days and 40 Nightsby Matthew Chapman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America. Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education, decided in late 2005, pitted the teaching of intelligent design (sometimes known as "creationism in a lab coat") against the teaching... more...

  • 50 Philosophy of Science Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Gareth Southwell

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Science first began as a branch of philosophy, but it has since grown up and moved out of the family home, and its successes have put its parent in the shade. Thanks to scientific knowledge we have walked on the Moon, cured once-fatal illnesses, and even identified the very building blocks of life and the universe. But it is these very successes that... more...

  • 50 Quantum Physics Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Joanne Baker

    Quercus 2013; US$ 14.99

    Following on from the highly successful 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know, author Joanne Baker consolidates the foundation concepts of physics and moves on to present clear explanations of the most cutting-edge area of science: quantum physics. With 50 concise chapters covering complex theories and their advanced applications - from string... more...

  • AIby Margaret A. Boden

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Artificial Intelligence surrounds us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. Margaret Boden considers the realistic and unrealistic expectations we have placed on AI, analyses its progress, and considers the value of its byproducts. more...

  • Abduction, Reason and Scienceby L. Magnani

    Springer US 2011; US$ 209.00

    This volume explores abduction (inference to explanatory hypotheses), an important but neglected topic in scientific reasoning. My aim is to inte­ grate philosophical, cognitive, and computational issues, while also discuss­ ing some cases of reasoning in science and medicine. The main thesis is that abduction is a significant kind of scientific reasoning,... more...

  • Abductive Inferenceby John R. Josephson; Susan G. Josephson

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book analyses abduction as an information-processing phenomenon. more...