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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 1996; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are Trueby Guy P. Harrison

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently... more...

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

    Quercus 2013; US$ 14.99

    A guide to everything you need and want to know about quantum physics, how our universe works and our existence in it. Quantum physics is the most cutting-edge, important and fascinating area of modern science. We have all heard of Einstein's theory of relativity and Schrodinger's Cat - but do we really understand the mind-bending theories... more...

  • AIby Margaret A. Boden

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 12.99

    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.ations 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$ 141.19

    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$ 46.00

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