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The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable?
 

The End of Discovery: Are We Approaching the Boundaries of the Knowable? (Paperback)

By Stannard, Russell

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Fundamental science will one day come to an end, argues Russell Stannard. Ultimately there will be experiments too vast to finance, areas of knowledge the human brain cannot comprehend, evidence that forever eludes us. His book explores the likely boundaries of our quest to under ...

ISBN 9780199645718
Published 29 May 2012 by Oxford University Press
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Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative
 

Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative (Hardback)

By Wittenberg, David

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Argues that time travel fiction is a narrative laboratory, a setting for thought experiments in which essential theoretical questions about storytelling are represented in the form of literal devices and plots

ISBN 9780823249961
Published 20 December 2012 by Inbooks
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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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The Caretakers of the Cosmos: Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World

The Caretakers of the Cosmos: Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World (Paperback)

By Lachman, Gary

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Drawing on esoteric, spritual and philosophical thought, this book cononsiders the all-important question -- why are we here? -- and offers a counter-argument to the current nihilsm prevalent in our world.

ISBN 9781782500025
Published 1 August 2013 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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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 21 July 1997 by HarperCollins
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Series Fontana Modern Masters
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The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality

The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Talbot, Michael; Foreword by McTaggart, Lynne

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Nearly everyone is familiar with holograms--three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. Two of the world's most eminent thinkers believe that the universe itself may be a giant hologram, quite literally a kind of image or construct created, at least in ...

ISBN 9780062014108
Published 18 November 2011 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 18 March 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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Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (Paperback, New edition)

By Heisenberg, Werner; Introduction by Davies, Paul

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Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg explains the central ideas of the quantum revolution, and his Uncertainty Principle. He reveals how words and concepts can lose their meaning in the world of relativity and quantum physics, with philosophical implications for the nature of rea ...

ISBN 9780141182155
Published 23 October 2000 by Penguin
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