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Philosophy, Computing and Information Science

by Ruth Hagengruber & Uwe V Riss

Over the last four decades computers and the internet have become an intrinsic part of all our lives, but this speed of development has left related philosophical enquiry behind. Featuring the work of computer...


Opening Heaven's Door: Investigating Stories of Life, Death, and What Comes After

by Patricia Pearson

People everywhere carry with them extraordinary, deeply comforting experiences that arrived at the moment when they most needed relief: when they lost a loved one. These experiences can include clear messages...


The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe

by Thomas F. Glick & Elinor Shaffer

Beyond his pivotal place in the history of scientific thought, Charles Darwin's writings and his theory of evolution by natural selection have also had a profound impact on art and culture and continue to do...


Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions

by Ben Anderson

In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in on the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates...


Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

by Günter P. Wagner

Homology—a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal’s fin and a bird’s wing—is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology....


The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

by Robert Hass, Edward O. Wilson & Lee Briccetti

A meeting of great minds at the intersection of the arts and sciences


Worlds of ScienceCraft: New Horizons in Sociology, Philosophy, and Science Studies

by Sal Restivo, Sabrina M. Weiss & Alexander I. Stingl

A response to complex problems spanning disciplinary boundaries, Worlds of ScienceCraft offers bold new ways of conceptualizing ideas of science, sociology, and philosophy. Beginning with the historical foundations...


Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs

by David Grimm

Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens?

Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over...


Creative Evolution: A Physicist's Resolution Between Darwinism and Intelligent Design

by Amit Goswami

By denying evolution altogether, says quantum physicist Amit Goswani, intelligent design believers fly in the face of scientific data. But the idea of intelligent design does contain substance that neo-Darwinists...


RISK: A STUDY OF ITS ORIGINS, HISTORY AND POLITICS: A Study of Its Origins, History and Politics

by Matthias Beck & Beth Kewell

Over a period of several centuries, the academic study of risk has evolved as a distinct body of thought, which continues to influence conceptual developments in fields such as economics, management, politics...


Proceedings of the EU preparatory meeting of the Third world congress for freedom of scientific research – “From the body to the body politic” (2013)

by Associazione Luca Coscioni per la libertà di ricerca scientifica

For nearly ten years now Luca Coscioni Association through and together with the World Congress has been fighting for freedom of scientific research. The World Congress is not a place of mere convention and...


Philosophy of Biology

by Peter Godfrey-Smith

This is a concise, comprehensive, and accessible introduction to the philosophy of biology written by a leading authority on the subject. Geared to philosophers, biologists, and students of both, the book provides...


Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology

by Robert C. Scharff & Val Dusek

The new edition of this authoritative introduction to the philosophy of technology includes recent developments in the subject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection of seminal contributions and...


Biosociology: Bridging the Biology-Sociology Divide

by Anthony Walsh

In this volume, Anthony Walsh bridges the divide separating sociology from biology, arguing that sociology has nothing to fear and a wealth of riches to gain if it pays attention to the theories, concepts, and...


INTELLIGIBLE DESIGN: A REALISTIC APPROACH TO THE PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY OF SCIENCE: A Realistic Approach to the Philosophy and History of Science

by Julio A Gonzalo & Manuel M Carreira

This book provides realistic answers to hotly debated scientific topics: Science is about quantitative aspects of natural realities (physical, chemical, biological) but it is the result of human intellectual...


Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Second Edition)

by Thomas J. Hickey

This concise and accessible book is a synthesis of the basic principles of the contemporary pragmatist philosophy of science.

It discusses the aim of basic science, the methods of scientific discovery, the criteria...


Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

by J.Craig Venter

The renowned scientist and author of A Life Decoded examines the creation of life in the new field of synthetic genomics

In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic...


Elementary Particles and Emergent Phase Space

by Piotr Żenczykowski

The Standard Model of elementary particles, although very successful, contains various elements that are put in by hand. Understanding their origin requires going beyond the model and searching for "new physics"....


Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius

by Fritjof Capra

Bestselling and world-renowned author Fritjof Capra presents the first in-depth and full description of Leonardo da Vinci's amazing scientific work and discoveries in geology, anatomy, flight, mechanics, botany,...


Rationality and Ritual: Participation and Exclusion in Nuclear Decision-Making

by Brian Wynne

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.