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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism. He also...

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2002
  • Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award ?An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study.? ?John Gribbin, The Wall Street Journal ?An endlessly surprising foray into the current mother...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2015
  • A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand how our universe and science work.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2013
  • Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2014
  • Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize?winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2009
  • In the seventeenth century, the philosopher Spinoza examined the role emotion played in human survival and culture. Yet hundreds of years and many significant scientific advances later, the neurobiological roots of joy and sorrow remain a mystery. Today, we spend countless resources doctoring our feelings with alcohol, prescription drugs, health clubs,...

    Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    published : 2003
  • This introduction to one of the liveliest and most popular fields in philosophy is written specifically for a beginning readership with no background in philosophy or science. Step-by-step analyses of the key arguments are provided and the philosophical heart of the issues is revealed without recourse to jargon, maths, or logical formulas. The book...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2014
  • Throughout his distinguished and unconventional career, engineer-turned-molecular-biologist Douglas Axe has been asking the questions that much of the scientific community would rather silence. Now, he presents his conclusions in this brave and pioneering book. Axe argues that the key to understanding our origin is the ?design intuition??the innate...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2003
  • 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...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2015