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Scientism: The New Orthodoxy

by Richard N. Williams & Daniel N. Robinson

Scientism: The New Orthodoxy is a comprehensive philosophical overview of the question of scientism, discussing the role and place of science in the humanities, religion, and the social sciences.

Clarifying and...


The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

by Nicholas Carr

At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day. In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind...


Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

by Michael Yudell

Race, while drawn from the visual cues of human diversity, is an idea with a measurable past, an identifiable present, and an uncertain future. The concept of race has been at the center of both triumphs and...


The Meaning of Human Existence

by Edward O. Wilson

National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the...


The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition: Soul and Cosmos: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets

by Richard Grossinger & Bernadette Mayer

Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed,...


The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Science

by Steven French & Juha Saatsi

The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Science presents a practical and up-to-date research resource to the philosophy of science.

Addressing fundamental questions asked by areas that have continued to...


Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information

by William A. Dembski

In Being as Communion philosopher and mathematician William Dembski provides a non-technical overview of his work on information. Dembski attempts to make good on the promise of John Wheeler, Paul Davies, and...


Sustainability: The Basics

by Peter Jacques

Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily...


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...


It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions about Science

by Keith Parsons

A unique approach to the philosophy of science that focuses on the liveliest and most important controversies surrounding science

Is science more rational or objective than any other intellectual endeavor? Are...


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...


Experiments in Practice

by Astrid Schwarz

Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case...


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

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...