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Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

by Carl Sagan

"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought."

*Los Angeles Times

"POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality....


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

by Jidda Krishnamurti

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The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

by David Deutsch

The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a...


The Sacred Promise: How Science Is Discovering Spirit's Collaboration with Us in Our Daily Lives

by Gary E. Schwartz & John Edward

Sacred Promise brings us into the laboratory of scientist Dr. Gary Schwartz, where he establishes the existence of Spirit by its own Willful Intent—a proof of concept for deceased spirits. The author takes...


Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion

by Nancey Murphy & Christopher C. Knight

Ideas of human nature in the West have always been shaped by the interplay of philosophy, theology, science, and technology. The fast pace of developments in the latter two spheres (neuroscience, genetics, artificial...


The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

by Nicholas Carr

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr...


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.


A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

by Lawrence M. Krauss & Richard Dawkins

Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place.

“Where did the universe come from? What was there before...


The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

by Tali Sharot

From one of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today, an investigation into the bias toward optimism that exists on a neural level in our brains and plays a major part in determining how we live our...


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...


Philosophy of Science: The Key Thinkers

by James Robert Brown

All the great philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to the present day have been philosophers of science. However, this book concentrates on modern philosophy of science, starting in the nineteenth century and...


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...


Evolution of Life and Form: Four Lectures Delivered at the Twenty-Third Anniversary Meeting of the Theosophical Society at Adyar, Madras, 1898

by Annie Besant

Because of her early work as a secular activist who labored tirelessly in support of activities like increasing women's access to birth control information, it surprised many of Annie Besant's friends and colleagues...


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...


Forty Types of PROOFS of Actual Totality

by Marcus Bergh

The one world problem has been central to knowledge for ages. Of many approaches none has resolved the problem. With great increases in knowledge there is now sufficient ideas, concepts and means to show a unified...


Objectivity in the Feminist Philosophy of Science

by Karen Cordrick Haely

Scientific knowledge is widely considered to be the most certain kind of knowledge, free from social or cultural bias. This freedom from bias or values, the objectivity of science, is a key reason why scientific...


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...


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"....


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...