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Product Description: This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity. Combining careful contextual reconstruction with arguments from traditional philosophy, the book examines methodological dimensions, breaks down traditional oppositions such as rationalism vs...read more
By Charles T. Wolfe (editor)

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9783319310688 | Har/psc edition (Springer Verlag, January 16, 2018), cover price $509.00 | About this edition: This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity.
9783319310671 | Springer Verlag, January 16, 2018, cover price $339.00 | About this edition: This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity.

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9781473911994 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, November 14, 2017), cover price $120.00

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9781473912007 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns Ltd, November 14, 2017), cover price $45.00

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Product Description: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies. Against a monadic and totalizing understanding of science, DeLanda's historicizing investigation traces the centrality of divergence, specialization and hybridization through the fields and subfields of chemistry...read more

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9781472591838 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 16, 2015, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies.

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9781474286404 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 23, 2017, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies.

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Product Description: Quantum physics has turned our commonsense notion of reality on its head. This accessible book describes in layperson's terms the strange phenomena that exist at the quantum level--a world of tiny dimensions where nothing is absolutely predictable, where we rethink causality, and information seemingly travels faster than light...read more

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9781633882393 | Prometheus Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Quantum physics has turned our commonsense notion of reality on its head.

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Product Description: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience...read more

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9781627791380 | Henry Holt & Co, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience.

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9781250119636 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 10, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience.

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Product Description: Progress. It is one of the animating concepts of the modern era. From the Enlightenment onwards, the West has had an enduring belief that through the evolution of institutions, innovations, and ideas, the human condition is improving...read more

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9781487001681 | House of Anansi Pr, December 13, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Progress.

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Product Description: The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist."Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process...read more

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9781468308679 | Overlook Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist.

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Product Description: This volume gathers twelve essays by David Wiggins in an area where his work has been particularly influential. Among the subjects treated are: persistence of a substance through change, the notion of a continuant, the logic of identity, the co-occupation of space by a continuant and its matter, the relation of person to human organism, the metaphysical idea of a person, the status of artefacts, the relation of the three-dimensional and four-dimensional conceptions of reality, and the nomological underpinning of sortal classification...read more

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9780198716624 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This volume gathers twelve essays by David Wiggins in an area where his work has been particularly influential.

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Product Description: Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus...read more

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9780374227760 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, December 6, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus.

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Product Description: “A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained...read more

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9780399184482 | Riverhead Books, December 6, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “A house of wonders itself.

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9780735288294 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, December 6, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: “A house of wonders itself.

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Product Description: Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, Leo Strauss on Science brings to light the thoughts of Leo Strauss on the problem of science. Introducing us to Strauss's reflections on the meaning and perplexities of the scientific adventure, Svetozar Y...read more

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9781438463117 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, Leo Strauss on Science brings to light the thoughts of Leo Strauss on the problem of science.

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Product Description: In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data. Digital access to data has revolutionized ways of doing science in the biological and biomedical fields, leading to a data-intensive approach to research that uses innovative methods to produce, store, distribute, and interpret huge amounts of data...read more

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9780226416335 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data.

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9780226416472 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data.

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Product Description: “We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.”Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer, getting smarter, and having far fewer kids? How might your lifestyle affect your unborn children and grandchildren? How will gene-editing technologies like CRISPR steer the course of human evolution? If Darwin were alive today, how would he explain this new world? Could our progeny eventually become a different species—or several?In Evolving Ourselves, futurist Juan Enriquez and scientist Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not...read more

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9781617230202 | Current, March 10, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: “We are the primary drivers of change.

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Product Description: An eye-opening, mind-bending exploration of how mankind is reshaping its genetic future, based on the viral TED Talk series “Will Our Kids Be a Different Species?” and “The Next Species of Human.”Are you willing to engineer the DNA of your unborn children and grand-children to be healthier? Better looking? More intelligent? Why are rates of autism, asthma, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer and having far fewer kids?Futurist Juan Enriquez and scientist Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution for all species—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not...read more

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9780143108344 | Reprint edition (Current, November 15, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An eye-opening, mind-bending exploration of how mankind is reshaping its genetic future, based on the viral TED Talk series “Will Our Kids Be a Different Species?

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Product Description: Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award“An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study...read more

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9780374536619, titled "Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything" | Scientific Amer Books, November 15, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E.

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Product Description: This handbook offers the first comprehensive reference guide to the interdisciplinary field of model-based reasoning. It highlights the role of models as mediators between theory and experimentation, and as educational devices, as well as their relevance in testing hypotheses and explanatory functions...read more
By Tommaso Bertolotti (editor)

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9783319305257 | Springer-Verlag New York Inc, November 8, 2016, cover price $299.00 | About this edition: This handbook offers the first comprehensive reference guide to the interdisciplinary field of model-based reasoning.

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Product Description: Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.What exactly is progressive or efficient about this new arrangement is hardly ever examined in depth: if the new ways of doing things are so much better, then we must all be leading relaxed, stress-free, enjoyable lives with plenty of free time to devote to art and leisure activities...read more

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9780865718388 | New Society Pub, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

Product Description: Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution. The diversity of life, from single-celled organisms to multicellular animals and plants, is the result of a long, complex, and highly chancy history...read more
By Charles H. Pence (editor)

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9780226401744 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution.

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9780226401881 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 31, 2016), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Humans, however much we would care to think otherwise, do not represent the fated pinnacle of ape evolution.

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Product Description: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science. His ethnographic studies have revolutionized our understanding of areas as diverse as science, law, politics and religion. To facilitate a more realistic understanding of the world, Latour has introduced a radically fresh philosophical terminology and a new approach to social science, ‘Actor-Network Theory’...read more

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9780745650623 | Polity Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science.

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9780745650630 | Reprint edition (Polity Pr, October 31, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science.

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Product Description: In Fungible Life Aihwa Ong explores the dynamic world of cutting-edge bioscience research, offering critical insights into the complex ways Asian bioscientific worlds and cosmopolitan sciences are entangled in a tropical environment brimming with the threat of emergent diseases...read more

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9780822362494 | Duke Univ Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $94.95 | About this edition: In Fungible Life Aihwa Ong explores the dynamic world of cutting-edge bioscience research, offering critical insights into the complex ways Asian bioscientific worlds and cosmopolitan sciences are entangled in a tropical environment brimming with the threat of emergent diseases.

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9780822362647 | Duke Univ Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In Fungible Life Aihwa Ong explores the dynamic world of cutting-edge bioscience research, offering critical insights into the complex ways Asian bioscientific worlds and cosmopolitan sciences are entangled in a tropical environment brimming with the threat of emergent diseases.

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Product Description: Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known. Rather than exploring the amazing facts that science, mathematics, and reason have revealed to us, this work studies what science, mathematics, and reason tell us cannot be revealed...read more

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9780262019354 | Mit Pr, August 23, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Many books explain what is known about the universe.

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9780262529846 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, October 28, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Many books explain what is known about the universe.

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Product Description: Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one stage to the next, and it largely happens by trial and error—a version of natural selection...read more

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9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Human society evolves.

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9781504645768 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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Product Description: While the governance of human existence is organised ever-increasingly around life and its potential to proliferate beyond all limits, much critical reflection on the phenomenon is underpinned by considerations about the very negation of life, death...read more

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9781474283007 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: While the governance of human existence is organised ever-increasingly around life and its potential to proliferate beyond all limits, much critical reflection on the phenomenon is underpinned by considerations about the very negation of life, death.

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9781474282994 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: While the governance of human existence is organised ever-increasingly around life and its potential to proliferate beyond all limits, much critical reflection on the phenomenon is underpinned by considerations about the very negation of life, death.

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By John Sulston (editor)

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9780312753245, titled "Sport, Power, and Culture: A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain" | Palgrave Macmillan, October 1, 1986, cover price $39.95 | also contains Sport, Power, and Culture: A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain

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Product Description: Ron Mallon explores how thinking and talking about kinds of person can bring those kinds into being. Social constructionist explanations of human kinds like race, gender, and homosexuality are commonplace in the social sciences and humanities, but what do they mean and what are their implications? This book synthesizes recent work in evolutionary, cognitive, and social psychology as well as social theory and the philosophy of science, in order to offer a naturalistic account of the social construction of human kinds...read more

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9780198755678 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Ron Mallon explores how thinking and talking about kinds of person can bring those kinds into being.

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