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Scientific Metaphysics

Scientific Metaphysics (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

Edited by Ross, Don; Ladyman, James; Kincaid, Harold

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Original essays by leading philosophers of science explore the question of whether metaphysics can and should be naturalized-conducted as part of natural science. They engage with a range of approaches and disciplines to argue that if metaphysics is to be capable of identifying o ...

ISBN 9780198744108
Published 15 July 2015 by Oxford University Press
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The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter

The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter (Paperback, New edition)

By Capra, Fritjof

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Capra argues that at the end of the 20th century we are shifting away from the mechanistic world of Descartes and Newton to a holistic, ecological view. He establishes patterns between ideas from such diverse fields as Buddhism and quantum physics.

ISBN 9780006547518
Published 28 April 1997 by HarperCollins
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Popper

Popper (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition)

By Magee, Bryan

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Karl Popper has been hailed as the greatest philosopher of all time and as a thinker whose influence is ackowledged by a variety of scholars. This work demonstrates Popper's importance across the whole range of philosophy and provides an introduction to the main themes of philoso ...

ISBN 9780006860082
Published 5 June 1985 by HarperCollins
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Series Fontana Modern Masters
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A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Richtel, Matt

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology's vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic texting-while-driving car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scienti ...

ISBN 9780062284075
Published 7 August 2015 by HarperCollins
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Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another

Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another (Paperback, New title)

By Ball, Philip

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Is there a 'physics of society'? Ranging from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, and across economics, sociology and psychology, this title shows how much we can understand of human behaviour when we cease to try to predict and analyse the be ...

ISBN 9780099457862
Published 1 April 2005 by Cornerstone
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The Fabric of Reality: Towards a Theory of Everything

The Fabric of Reality: Towards a Theory of Everything (Paperback, New edition)

By Deutsch, David

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A synthesis of unifying ideas arising from quantum theory, the theory of computation, epistemology and the theory of evolution, this book explores the deep connections between the progress of knowledge of the world and the process of change in the world itself.

ISBN 9780140146905
Published 8 May 1998 by Penguin
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Series Penguin science
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (Paperback, New edition)

By Dennett, Daniel C.

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Assesses Darwin's theory of evolution and looks at why it arises such heated debate among scientists, philosophers and sociologists. This book shows that Darwinism does not devalue the miracles of life.

ISBN 9780140167344
Published 1 December 1996 by Penguin
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Series Penguin science
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Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Okasha, Samir

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Provides an overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science, this book goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories, such as realism and anti-re ...

ISBN 9780192802835
Published 1 August 2002 by Oxford University Press
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Emergence: From Chaos to Order

Emergence: From Chaos to Order (Paperback, New edition)

By Holland, John H.

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The emergence theory shows how a small number of rules can combine synergically to generate incredibly complex systems. A fertilized egg can program the development of a trillion-cell organism. This book contains wide-ranging implications for science, business, and the arts.

ISBN 9780192862112
Published 1 June 2000 by Oxford University Press
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Theories of Explanation

Theories of Explanation (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

Edited by Pitt, Joseph C.

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An anthology of readings on theories of explanation, one of the major concerns of philosophers of science. Significant readings are included from all major schools of thought on the topic.

ISBN 9780195049718
Published 24 March 1988 by Oxford University Press
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