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  • The Logic of Scientific Discoveryby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 23.20

    Described by the philosopher A.J. Ayer as a work of 'great originality and power', this book revolutionized contemporary thinking on science and knowledge. Ideas such as the now legendary doctrine of 'falsificationism' electrified the scientific community, influencing even working scientists, as well as post-war philosophy. This astonishing work ranks... more...

  • Powers of Twoby Joshua Wolf Shenk

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 13.99

    All of us have experienced creative connection, and glimpsed its power. Yet, for centuries, the myth of the lone genius has obscured the critical story of the power of collaboration. In Powers of Two , Joshua Wolf Shenk argues that creative pairs are the exemplars for innovation. Drawing on years of research on great partnerships in history - from... more...

  • The Botany of Desireby Michael Pollan

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 18.00

    The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the  New York Times  bestselling author of  Cooked  and  The Omnivore’s Dilemma,  one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca... more...

  • On Dialogueby David Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 19.33

    Never before has there been a greater need for deeper listening and more open communication to cope with the complex problems facing our organizations, businesses and societies. Renowned scientist David Bohm believed there was a better way for humanity to discover meaning and to achieve harmony. He identified creative dialogue, a sharing of assumptions... more...

  • The Better Angels of Our Natureby Steven Pinker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.59

    “If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read." — Bill Gates (May, 2017) Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year The author of Enlightenment Now  and The New York Times bestseller The Stuff of Thought offers a controversial history of violence.... more...

  • Embryology, Epigenesis and Evolutionby Jason Scott Robert

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 38.00

    This book explores the nature of development against current trends in biological theory and practice. more...

  • Experts in Uncertaintyby Roger M. Cooke; Kristin Shrader-Frechette

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 204.99

    This book is an extensive survey and critical examination of the literature on the use of expert opinion in scientific inquiry and policy making. The elicitation, representation, and use of expert opinion is increasingly important for two reasons: advancing technology leads to more and more complex decision problems, and technologists are turning... more...

  • Science and Reasonby Henry E. Jr. Kyburg

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 154.99

    In this work Henry Kyburg presents his views on a wide range of philosophical problems associated with the study and practice of science and mathematics. The main structure of the book consists of a presentation of Kyburg's notions of epistemic probability and its use in the scientific enterprise i.e., the effort to modify previously adopted beliefs... more...

  • The Nature of Explanationby Peter Achinstein

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 77.99

    This book offers a new approach to scientific explanation by focusing initially on the act in which someone explains something, then upon the "product" of that act--an explanation--and finally upon the evaluation of that product. The theory of explanation Achinstein develops is used to assess leading models of scientific explanation in the literature,... more...

  • Science, Truth, and Democracyby Philip Kitcher

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Striving to boldly redirect the philosophy of science, this book by renowned philosopher Philip Kitcher examines the heated debate surrounding the role of science in shaping our lives. Kitcher explores the sharp divide between those who believe that the pursuit of scientific knowledge is always valuable and necessary--the purists--and those who believe... more...