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  • Risk: Philosophical Perspectivesby Tim Lewens

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 36.95

    How can we determine an acceptable level of risk? Should these decisions be made by experts, or by the people they affect? How should safety and security be balanced against other goods, such as liberty? This is the first collection to examine the philosophical dimensions of these pressing practical problems. Leading scholars exploring the full... more...

  • Darwinby Tim Lewens

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95

    In this invaluable book, Tim Lewens shows in a clear and accessible manner how important Darwin is for philosophy and how his work has shaped and challenged the very nature of the subject. Beginning with an overview of Darwin’s life and work, the subsequent chapters discuss the full range of fundamental philosophical topics from a Darwinian perspective.... more...

  • The Biological Foundations of Bioethicsby Tim Lewens

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 48.99

    Much recent work on the ethics of new biomedical technologies is committed to hidden, contestable views about the nature of biological reality. This selection of essays by Tim Lewens explores and scrutinises these biological foundations, and includes work on human enhancement, synthetic biology, and justice in healthcare decision-making. more...

  • The Meaning of Scienceby Tim Lewens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science , Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology... more...

  • Cultural Evolutionby Tim Lewens

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 30.99

    Tim Lewens explores what it means to take an evolutionary approach to cultural change, and why this approach is often treated with suspicion. He makes an original case for the value of evolutionary thinking for students of culture, and shows why the concerns of sceptics should not be dismissed as mere prejudice, confusion, or ignorance. more...

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