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Frames of Meaning: The Social Construction of Extraordinary Science

by H M & T J Collins & Pinch

Originally published in 1982. Taking a radical interpretation of the Kuhnian concept of paradigm incommensurability, the authors begin by discussing the difficulties of gaining access to the ideas of communities...


Empiricism, Explanation and Rationality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

by Len & Roger Doyal & Harris

Originally published in 1986. All students of social science must confront a number of important philosophical issues. This introduction to the philosophy of the social sciences provides coherent answers to...


Darwin and the Naked Lady: Discursive Essays on Biology and Art

by Alex Comfort

Originally published in 1961. The essays in this volume focus on the awareness of science and art, evolution and Freudian psychology. Besides the chapter on Darwin and Freud, the author discusses criticism,...


The Scientific Revolution

by Peter Harman

Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the...


Evidence and Meaning: Studies in Analytic Philosophy

by Robert J Fogelin

Originally published in 1967. This is an examination of warrant statements - statements which indicated something about the grounds on behalf of some further judgement, choice or action. The first part of the...


Soviet Marxism and Natural Science: 1917-1932

by David Joravsky

Originally published in 1961. Russian Marxist philosophy of science originated among men and women who gave their whole lives to rebellion against established authority. The original tension within Marxist philosophy...


The Common Scientist of the Seventeenth Century: A Study of the Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1708

by K Theodore Hoppen

Learned societies, such as the Royal Society of London and the Dublin Philosophical Society were a central feature of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. This volume shows that a study of the...


Experience and Theory: An Essay in the Philosophy of Science

by Stephan Korner

Originally published in 1966. This volume analyzes the general structure of scientific theories, their relation to experience and to non-scientific thought. Part One is concerned with the logic underlying empirical...


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...


World in Crisis: Populations in Danger at the End of the 20th Century

by Médicins Sans Frontières/Doctors Witho

The tragedies of war, famine, disease and poverty continue to dominate our headlines. Faced with such tragedy, the politics, ethics, even the economics of humanitarian aid are becoming more complex. The role...


Geoecology: An Evolutionary Approach

by Richard Huggett

Animals, plants and soils interact with one another, with the terrestrial spheres, and with the rest of the Cosmos. On land, this rich interaction creates landscape systems or geoecosystems.

Geoecology investigates...


Destinations: Cultural Landscapes of Tourism

by Greg Ringer

This book presents new directions both for tourism and cultural landscape studies in geography, crossing the traditional boundaries between the research of geographers and scholars of the tourism industry.

Drawing...


Regional Climates of the British Isles

by Julian Mayes & Dennis Wheeler

Global climate and the effects of global warming are commanding unprecendented interest as climates grow more dynamic and changeable. How does global warming change patterns of climate? Why is the weather and...