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Scientific books

Philosophy of Science and the Occult

This book both introduces the philosophy of science through examination of the occult and examines the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in the philosophy of science. Placed in the context of the occult, philosophy of science issues become immediately understandable and forcefully compelling. Divergent views on astrology, parapsychology, and quantum mechanics mysticism emphasize…

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Educational books

Aristotle, Emotions, and Education

In a formidable display of boundary-breaking scholarship, Kristj√°n Kristj√°nsson analyzes and dispels misconceptions about Aristotle’s views on morality, emotions and education that abound in the current literature – including claims of the emotional intelligence theorists that they have revitalized Aristotle’s message for the present day. This is an arresting book that deepens the contemporary discourse…

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Science Vs. Religion

For centuries, science and religion have been portrayed as diametrically opposed. In this provocative new book, Steve Fuller examines the apparent clash between science and religion by focusing on the heated debates about evolution and intelligent design theory. In so doing, he claims that science vs. religion is in fact a false dichotomy. For Fuller,…

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Ancient Egyptian Science: Calendars, clocks, and astronomy

Ancient Egyptian Science: Calendars, clocks, and astronomy

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Science, Faith and Society

In its concern with science as an essentially human enterprise, Science, Faith and Society makes an original and challenging contribution to the philosophy of science. On its appearance in 1946 the book quickly became the focus of controversy. Polanyi aims to show that science must be understood as a community of inquirers held together by…

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The Book of Why, The New Science of Cause and Effect

‘Correlation does not imply causation.’ This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his…

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Travel books

Deconstructing Travel, Cultural Perspectives on Tourism

Arthur Asa Berger’s Deconstructing Travel is an engaging look into why people travel, examining travel and tourism as a cultural phenomenon through social, cultural, psychological, and economic forces. Starting off with classical expeditions in mythology, history, and literatures, Berger explores the role of travel in contemporary lives, from university travel-abroad programs to package tours and…

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Funny books

Why are Animals Funny?, Everyday Analysis

Why are Animals Funny? comprises 46 articles in which nigh on everything is analyzed, from the smartphone to the 2010 general election, from toasties to Margaret Thatcher, from anxiety in children’s literature to David Cameron’s music tastes…

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Philosophy of Social Science, The Philosophical Foundations of Social Thought

Philosophers and social scientists share a common goal: to explore fundamental truths about ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live. But in what ways do these two distinct disciplines inform each other and arrive at these truths? The 10th anniversary edition of this highly regarded text directly responds to such issues…

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Science

This indispensable reference source and guide to the major themes, debates, problems and topics in philosophy of science contains fifty-five specially commissioned entries by a leading team of international contributors. Organized into four parts it covers: historical and philosophical context debates concepts the individual sciences. The Companion covers everything students of philosophy of science need…