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  • Time, Light and the Dice of Creationby Philip Franses

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    The laws of modern physics are seen as the bedrock of our understanding of the material world that surrounds us. Newton's and Maxwell's mathematics reliably describe behaviour and events in the world, and have given us the age of technology from telephones to space travel. Yet the founders of modern scientific thought, such as Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg... more...

  • Representing and Interveningby Ian Hacking

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 44.00

    An introduction to the philosophy of natural science, organized around the central theme of scientific realism, first published in 1983. more...

  • Extending Ourselvesby Paul Humphreys

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Computational methods have become the dominant technique in many areas of science. This book contains the first systematic philosophical account of these new methods and their consequences for scientific method. This book will be of interest to philosophers of science and to anyone interested in the role played by computers in modern science. more...

  • The God Delusionby Richard Dawkins

    Transworld 2009; US$ 12.68

    The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized,... more...

  • How Well Do Facts Travel?by Peter Howlett; Mary S. Morgan

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Facts often acquire a life of their own; the stories in this book explain why. more...

  • Doing Science + Cultureby Roddey Reid; Sharon Traweek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Doing Science + Culture is a groundbreaking book on the cultural study of science, technology and medicine. Outstanding contributors including life and physical scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literature/communication scholars and historians of science who focus on the analysis of science and scientific discourses within culture: what... more...

  • Elon Muskby Ashlee Vance

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley?s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs?a real-life Tony Stark?and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new ?makers.? Elon Musk spotlights the... more...

  • Admirable Evasionsby Theodore Dalrymple

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 21.99

    In Admirable Evasions , Theodore Dalrymple explains why human self-understanding has not been bettered by the false promises of the different schools of psychological thought. Most psychological explanations of human behavior are not only ludicrously inadequate oversimplifications, argues Dalrymple, they are socially harmful in that they allow those... more...

  • An Introduction to Decision Theoryby Martin Peterson

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This clearly written introduction covers all main aspects of decision theory and features a full glossary and over 100 exercises. more...

  • The Splendid Feast of Reasonby Seymour Jonathan Singer

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Jonathan Singer's witty, erudite book is a celebration of rationality and an urgent call to make use of intelligence and reason to better cope with human problems. Emphasizing the importance of rationality's greatest achievement, modern science, Singer--one of the foremost biologists of our era--argues that for the first time in several million years... more...