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The God Delusion

by Richard Dawkins

A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.

With rigor and...


Choiceless Awareness: A Selection of Passgaes from the Teachings of J Krishnamurti

by Jidda Krishnamurti

Philosophy; free ; will ; free will ; determinism ; awareness; ellipses; collected ; works ;


The Concept of Nature

by Alfred North Whitehead

The brilliant mathematician explores the problems of substance, space, and time; criticizes Einstein's method of interpreting results; and offers an alternative theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold....


We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know

by Stefan Klein & Ross Benjamin

World-leading natural and social scientists shed light on their discoveries and lives in conversation with an award-winning science writer

When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize– winning...


Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

by R.U. Sirius & Jay Cornell

Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the “natural” limitations experienced by humanity, through such developments as:

  • the Singularity—the...


Scientific Americans: The Making of Popular Science and Evolution in Early-Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture

by John Bruni

The book challenges narrow readings of evolution as 'social Darwinism' by looking at evolutionary theory through the interrelated perspectives of science, North American naturalist literature, and popular journalism....


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...


Irrationally Yours

by Dr. Dan Ariely & William Haefeli

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street...


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...


Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Latin for "Logical-Philosophical Treatise") as an ambitious project to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits...


Débordements

by Bruno Latour, Rémi Barré, Dominique Pestre & Pierre-Benoît Joly et al.

MICHEL CALLON a marqué les sciences humaines et sociales par sa production académique, par ses activités d’animateur de la communauté scientifique et par son rôle de médiateur entre la recherche et le...


Natural Philosophy

by Wilhelm Ostwald & Thomas Seltzer

Along with several collaborators, Russian-born chemist Wilhelm Ostwald is regarded as one of the key figures in developing the field now known as physical chemistry. In 1909, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for...


Character and Opinion in the United States

by George Santayana

A fascinating figure, the thinker who came to be known as George Santayana was born in Spain, but grew up in the United States. During his formal training in philosophy, Santayana studied under some of the foremost...


The Problem of China

by Bertrand Russell

Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments...


Psychology and Social Sanity

by Hugo Munsterberg

As one of the most significant figures in the development of the field of applied psychology, German-born Hugo Munsterberg emphasized the importance of bringing psychology out of the laboratory and into the...


Falling in Love: With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

by Grant Allen

Canadian author Grant Allen initially pursued scholarly research as a profession, but after several years as a professor, he decided to try his hand at writing instead. Though his first efforts were scientific...


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 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...


In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters

by Frank R. Spellman

Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni...