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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Future Consciousnessby Thomas Lombardo

    John Hunt Publishing 2017; US$ 26.99

    This book presents a unique and empowering evolutionary vision of wisdom and the human mind, to guide us in creating a positive future. more...

  • Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledgeby Thomas Boyer-Kassem; Conor Mayo-Wilson; Michael Weisberg

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Current scientific research almost always requires collaboration among several (if not several hundred) specialized researchers. When scientists co-author a journal article, who deserves credit for discoveries or blame for errors? How should scientific institutions promote fruitful collaborations among scientists? In this book, leading philosophers... more...

  • Making Sense of the Worldby Stephen R. Grimm

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 44.99

    This collection offers original work on the nature of understanding by a range of distinguished philosophers. Although some of the essays are by scholars well known for their work on understanding, many of the essays bring entirely new figures to the discussion. more...

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Scienceby William M.R. Simpson; Robert C. Koons; Nicholas J. Teh

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the ontological status and indispensability of dispositions... more...

  • Bioaestheticsby Carsten Strathausen

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    In recent years, bioaesthetics has used the latest discoveries in evolutionary studies and neuroscience to provide new ways of looking at art and aesthetics. Carsten Strathausen’s remarkable exploration of this emerging field is the first comprehensive account of its ideas, as well as a timely critique of its limitations.  Strathausen familiarizes... more...

  • Measurement in Medicineby Leah McClimans

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 38.99

    This volume introduces readers to the main philosophical issues of measurement in medicine, illustrating the connections between the natural and social sciences by integrating essays on causation, measuring instruments and issues of measurement and policy. more...

  • Blockbuster Scienceby David Siegel Bernstein

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity , novels like The Martian , and television shows like Doctor Who , this is the book for you. Written by an author who is both a data scientist and a science fiction writer, this entertaining and accessible book uses popular science fiction movies, stories, and TV shows... more...

  • Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegelby Richard Dien Winfield

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.87

    This book defies the reigning dismissal of the philosophy of nature by turning to what Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel have had to say about nature and critically thinking through their arguments to reconstruct a comprehensive account of the universe. Aided by the contributions of more recent thinkers, such as Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Michael... more...

  • Time and Economicsby Željko Rohatinski

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.87

    This book links the philosophical perception of time and Einstein’s theory of special relativity to economic processes, showing that the phenomena of time dilation and length contraction seen in physics can be identified within – and adapted to – an economic framework. The author expands on Marx’s model of reproduction with the additional variable... more...

  • The Enlightened Geneby Arri Eisen; Yungdrung Konchok; Dalai Lama

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 24.99

    Are humans inherently good? Where does compassion come from? Is death essential for life? The surprising confluence of Buddhist thought and cutting-edge biology. more...