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  • The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake
    The Science Delusion (English, Paperback) Rupert Sheldrake

    The scientific counter argument to Richard Dawkin's The God Delusion

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  • Cambridge Philosophy Classics: Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery by Imre Lakatos
    Cambridge Philosophy Classics: Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery (English, Paperback) Imre Lakatos

    Imre Lakatos's influential and enduring work on the nature of mathematic discovery and development continues to be relevant to philosophers of mathematics. Including a specially commissioned preface written by Paolo Mancosu, and presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, it is now available for a new generation of readers.

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  • The Tacit Dimension by Michael Polanyi
    The Tacit Dimension (English, Paperback) Michael Polanyi

    Suitable for students and scholars, this title challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.

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  • Matters of Care by Maria Puig de la Bellacasa
    Matters of Care (English, Paperback) Maria Puig de la Bellacasa

    Challenging the view that caring is only human

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  • Philosophy of Physics by Tim Maudlin
    Philosophy of Physics (English, Paperback) Tim Maudlin

    This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how Galileo's conceptions of relativity and...

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  • The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch
    The Beginning of Infinity (English, Paperback) David Deutsch

    In our search for truth, how far have we advanced? This book explores the furthest reaches of our understanding, taking in the Infinity Hotel, supernovae and the nature of optimism, to instill in us a wonder at what we have achieved - and the fact that this is only the beginning of humanity's infinite possibility.

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  • Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton
    Dark Ecology (English, Paperback) Timothy Morton

    Timothy Morton explores the foundations of the ecological crisis to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and rediscover playfulness and joy. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think.

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  • The Language of God by Francis Collins
    The Language of God (English, Paperback) Francis Collins

    A stunning defence of faith from one of the world's leading scientists: the long-time head of the Human Genome Project.

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  • Haunted Data by Lisa Blackman
    Haunted Data (English, Paperback) Lisa Blackman

    Haunted Data explores the concepts that are at work in our complex relationships with data. Our engagement with data ? big or small ? is never as simplistic or straightforward as might first appear. Indeed, Blackman argues that our relationship with data is haunted with errors, dead ends, ghostly figures, and misunderstandings that challenge core assumptions about the nature of thought,...

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  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (English, Paperback) Thomas S. Kuhn

    Challenges long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation, but that revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of normal science.

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  • On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects by Gilbert Simondon
    On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects (English, Paperback) Gilbert Simondon

    Few thinkers have been as influential upon current discussions and theoretical practices in the age of media archaeology, philosophy of technology, and digital humanities as the French thinker Gilbert Simondon. Simondon's prolific intellectual curiosity led his philosophical and scientific reflections to traverse a variety of areas of research, including philosophy, psychology, the beginnings of...

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  • Post-Truth by Lee McIntyre
    Post-Truth (English, Paperback) Lee McIntyre

    How we arrived in a post-truth era, when "alternative facts" replace actual facts, and feelings have more weight than evidence.

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  • What is This Thing Called Science? by Alan Chalmers
    What is This Thing Called Science? (English, Paperback) Alan Chalmers

    A new edition of a classic text in the philosophy of science illuminating the major developments in the field.

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  • Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
    Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet (English, Paperback) Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together?

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  • Pandora's Hope by Bruno Latour
    Pandora's Hope (English, Paperback) Bruno Latour

    Through case studies of scientists in the Amazon analyzing soil and in Pasteur's lab studying the fermentation of lactic acid, Latour shows us the myriad steps by which events in the material world are transformed into items of scientific knowledge.

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  • Foundations of Quantum Mechanics by Travis Norsen
    Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (English, Paperback) Travis Norsen

    Authored by an acclaimed teacher of quantum physics and philosophy, this textbook pays special attention to the aspects that many courses sweep under the carpet. Traditional courses in quantum mechanics teach students how to use the quantum formalism to make calculations. But even the best students - indeed, especially the best students - emerge rather confused about what, exactly, the theory says...

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  • Canto Classics: What is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches by Erwin Schrodinger
    Canto Classics: What is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (English, Paperback) Erwin Schrodinger

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schroedinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. The philosopher Karl Popper hailed it as a 'beautiful and important book' by 'a great man to whom I owe a personal debt for many exciting discussions'.

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  • The Undivided Universe by David Bohm
    The Undivided Universe (English, Paperback) David Bohm, Basil J. Hiley

    Bohm, one of the foremost scientific thinkers of our time, and Hiley present a completely original approach to quantum theory which will alter our understanding of the world and reveal that a century of modern physics needs to be reconsidered

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  • Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel
    Mind and Cosmos (English, Hardback) Thomas Nagel

    The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary...

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  • Becoming Human by Michael Tomasello
    Becoming Human (English, Hardback) Michael Tomasello

    Virtually all theories of how humans have become a distinctive species focus on evolution. Here, Michael Tomasello proposes a complementary theory focused on ontogenetic processes. Built on the essential ideas of Vygotsky, his data-driven model explains how those things that make us most human are constructed during the first six years of life.

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