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The Astronomical Revolution: Copernicus - Kepler - Borelli

by Alexandre Koyre

Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man's view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical...


Evolutionary Theory and Christian Belief: The Unresolved Conflict

by David Lack

Originally published in 1957. This book is concerned with the conflict between "Darwinism" as the Victorians called it, and Christianity, a conflict here re-stated in modern terms because it so vitally affects...


The Royal Society: Concept and Creation

by Margery Purver

Originally published in 1967. The origin of the Royal Society has long been obscured by baffling discrepancies in the evidence. This volume investigates its underlying purpose and creation, at the same time...


Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

by Paolo Rossi

Originally published in 1968. This volume discusses Francis Bacon's thought and work in the context of the European cultural environment that influenced Bacon's philosophy and was in turn influenced by it. It...


Science and ESP

by J R Smythies

Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many...


Foundations of Inference in Natural Science

by J O Wisdom

Originally published in 1952. This book is a critical survey of the views of scientific inference that have been developed since the end of World War I. It contains some detailed exposition of ideas - notably...


Science and Religion

by Harold K Schilling

Originally published in 1963.This volume provides a rigorous interpretation that portrays science and religion in their actualities as personal, communal and cultural phenomena involving different concerns,...


Evidence and Explanation in Social Science: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach

by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy

Originally published in 1975. The main concern of this book is the nature of the gap between the theoretical issues, raised at an abstract level by social scientists, and their facts, the material organized...


Anglo-American Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 2)

by Malcolm Shaw

This book describes the main characteristics of the British and American political systems. Whilst short, it is integrally comparative with the main emphasis on concepts. The result is a systematic and sustained...


Labour in American Politics (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 3)

by Vivian Vale

The author analyzes the considerable legislation enacted between 1945 and 1970 and its effect on labour-management-public relations. He looks at their relevance for Britain today, and offers the most complete...


Social Principles and the Democratic State (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 4)

by S. Benn & R. S. Peters

This book, originally published in 1959, makes explicit the social principles which underlie the procedures and political practice of the modern democratic state. The authors take the view that in the modern...


Authority and Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 5)

by April Carter

This book debates the nature and functions of authority: it examines how far our inherited images of authority derive from an aristocratic and traditional order and considers which models of authority are still...


Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6)

by April Carter

This study focuses primarily on the nature of "direct action" in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts,...


Bureaucracy and  Democracy (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 7)

by Eva Etzioni-Halevy

Although a powerful, independent bureaucracy poses a threat to democracy, it is indispensable to its proper functioning. This book provides an overview of the complex relationship between bureaucracy and the...


Annihilation and Utopia (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 8)

by Errol E. Harris

Originally published in 1966. The main purpose of this book is not philosophical speculation, but to draw the obvious conclusions from political and historical facts about the prospects and methods of human...


Political Representation and Elections in Britain (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 12)

by Peter Pulzer

Originally published in 1972, this edition includes expanded sections on class and voting and elites and participation in modern democracy. Many popular misconceptions - about the militancy of party activists,...


Government and the Governed (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 13)

by Douglas Wass

This book, originally published in 1983 examines how effectively in Britain central government is equipped to secure efficiency and responsiveness and argues that as a result of shifts in the balance of power...


A Short History of Electoral Systems in Western Europe (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 22)

by Andrew McLaren Carstairs

This book provides a concise and accessible account of the historical experience of European parliaments - why different electoral systems were adopted, how they have functioned, how they have affected the development...


Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France  (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 28)

by F. P. Lock

Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France is one of the major texts in the western intellectual tradition. This book describes Burke's political and intellectual world, stressing the importance...


A Fantasy of Reason (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 29)

by Don Locke

This 'philosophical biography' gives an account of Godwin's life and thought, and by setting his thoughts in the context of his life, brings the two into juxtaposition. It relates Godwin's views on politics...