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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...


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,...