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Product Description: Friis and Crease capture Postphenomenology, a new field that has attracted attention among scholars engaged in technology studies. Contributors to this edited collection seek to analyze, clarify, and develop postphenomenological language and concepts, expand the work of Don Ihde, the field's founder, and scout into fields that Ihde never tackled...read more
By Robert P. Crease (editor) and Jan Kyrre Berg O. Friis (editor)

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9780739189610 | Lexington Books, October 30, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Friis and Crease capture Postphenomenology, a new field that has attracted attention among scholars engaged in technology studies.

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Product Description: In a career that included tenures as president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and science advisor to President George W. Bush, John Marburger (1941–2011) found himself on the front line of battles that pulled science ever deeper into the political arena...read more
By Robert P. Crease (editor)

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9780674417090 | Harvard Univ Pr, February 10, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In a career that included tenures as president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and science advisor to President George W.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781483024103, titled "The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty: Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 13, 2014), cover price $100.00

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9781483024134 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 13, 2014), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: “Shows that the story of metrology . . . can in the right hands make for a riveting read.”―The Economist Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. But achieving such a network was anything but easy, as Robert P...read more

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9780393072983 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 24, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.

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9780393343540 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 15, 2012, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: “Shows that the story of metrology .

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Product Description: philosophers with both hermeneutic-phenomenological and scientific back grounds (such as Heelan, Ihde, Theodore Kisiel, Joseph Kockelmans) have begun to read the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, and others as also entailing a positive re-evaluation of practices of the natural sciences...read more
By Robert P. Crease (editor)

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9780792348108 | Kluwer Academic Pub, October 1, 1997, cover price $159.00 | About this edition: philosophers with both hermeneutic-phenomenological and scientific back­ grounds (such as Heelan, Ihde, Theodore Kisiel, Joseph Kockelmans) have begun to read the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, and others as also entailing a positive re-evaluation of practices of the natural sciences.

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9789401065115 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, February 12, 2012), cover price $139.00 | About this edition: philosophers with both hermeneutic-phenomenological and scientific back grounds (such as Heelan, Ihde, Theodore Kisiel, Joseph Kockelmans) have begun to read the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, and others as also entailing a positive re-evaluation of practices of the natural sciences.

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Great innovations in science and the people behind them.Philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease tells the stories behind ten of the greatest equations in human history. Was Nobel laureate Richard Feynman really joking when he called Maxwell's electromagnetic equations the most significant event of the nineteenth century? How did Newton's law of gravitation influence young revolutionaries? Why has Euler's formula been called "God's equation," and why did a mysterious ecoterrorist make it his calling card? What role do betrayal, insanity, and suicide play in the second law of thermodynamics?The Great Equations tells the stories of how these equations were discovered, revealing the personal struggles of their ingenious originators. From "1 + 1 = 2" to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Crease locates these equations in the panoramic sweep of Western history, showing how they are as integral to their time and place of creation as are great works of art. 43 illustrations

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9780393062045, titled "The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg" | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, January 18, 2009), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Great innovations in science and the people behind them.

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9780393337938, titled "The Great Equations: Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg" | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 18, 2010, cover price $16.95

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Product Description: The late Abraham Pais, author of the award winning biography of Albert Einstein, Subtle is the Lord, here offers an illuminating portrait of another of his eminent colleagues, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics...read more

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9780195166736 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 17, 2006, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An illuminating portrait of J.

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9780195327120 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, June 25, 2007, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The late Abraham Pais, author of the award winning biography of Albert Einstein, Subtle is the Lord, here offers an illuminating portrait of another of his eminent colleagues, J.

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Product Description: From the use of expert testimony in the courtroom to the advice we rely on to solve key economic, political, and social problems, expertise is an essential part of our decision-making process. However, the extent to which experts can be trusted is a subject of persistent and contentious debate...read more
By Robert P. Crease (editor) and Evan Selinger (editor)

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9780231136440 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 4, 2006, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: From the use of expert testimony in the courtroom to the advice we rely on to solve key economic, political, and social problems, expertise is an essential part of our decision-making process.

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A philosopher and historian creates a thought-provoking odyssey through two millennia of scientific accomplishment, capturing ten key experiments that changed the world forever, from Eratosthenes's first measurement of Earth's circumference, to Foucault's pendulum, to Galileo's study of the speed of falling bodies, to the realm of quantum mechanics. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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9781400061310 | Random House Inc, September 1, 2003, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A philosopher and historian creates a thought-provoking odyssey through two millennia of scientific accomplishment, capturing ten key experiments that changed the world forever.

Paperback:

9780812970623 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, October 12, 2004), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A philosopher and historian creates a thought-provoking odyssey through two millennia of scientific accomplishment, capturing ten key experiments that changed the world forever.

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Introduces contemporary American philosophy of technology through six of its leading figures. The six American philosophers of technology whose work is profiled in this clear and concise introduction to the field―Albert Borgmann, Hubert Dreyfus, Andrew Feenberg, Donna Haraway, Don Ihde, and Langdon Winner―represent a new, empirical direction in the philosophical study of technology that has developed mainly in North America. In place of the grand philosophical schemes of the classical generation of European philosophers of technology (including Martin Heidgger, Jacques Ellul, and Hans Jonas), the contemporary American generation addresses concrete technological practices and the co-evolution of technology and society in modern culture. Six Dutch philosophers associated with Twente University survey and critique the full scope and development of their American colleagues’ work, often illustrating shifts from earlier to more recent interests. Individual chapters focus on Borgmann’s engagement with technology and everyday life; Dreyfus’s work on the limits of artificial intelligence; Feenberg’s perspectives on the cultural and social possibilities opened by technologies; Haraway’s conception of the cyborg and its attendant blurring of boundaries; Ihde’s explorations of the place of technology in the lifeworld; and Winner’s fascination with the moral and political implications of modern technologies. American Philosophy of Technology offers an insightful and readable introduction to this new and distinctly American philosophical turn.Contributors are Hans Achterhuis, Philip Brey, René Munnik, Martijntje Smits, Pieter Tijmes, and Peter-Paul Verbeek. (view table of contents)
By Hans Achterhuis (editor) and Robert P. Crease (trans)

Hardcover:

9780253339034 | Indiana Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $49.95

Paperback:

9780253214492 | Indiana Univ Pr, June 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Introduces contemporary American philosophy of technology through six of its leading figures.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory was the first major national laboratory built for basic civilian research. From Nobel Prize-winning work in atomic physics to addressing community concerns over radiation leaks, the history of Brookhaven parallels the changing fortunes of "big science" in the United States. Robert P. Crease brings to life the people, the instruments, the science, and the politics of Brookhaven's first quarter-century."[A] very readable, well illustrated and sometimes even racy, recounting of Brookhaven's history, politics and personalities."—Denys Wilkinson, Physics World (view table of contents)

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9780226120171 | Univ of Chicago Pr, February 1, 1999, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: Brookhaven National Laboratory was the first major national laboratory built for basic civilian research.

Paperback:

9780226120195 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 2000, cover price $34.00

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Discusses the author's experiences with Oppenheimer at Los Alamos (view table of contents)

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9780231105460 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 1998, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Discusses the author's experiences with Oppenheimer at Los Alamos

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Product Description: The Second Creation is a dramatic--and human--chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of "unification" (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Steven Weinberg, and many others...read more

Paperback:

9780813521770 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, February 1, 1996), cover price $30.50 | About this edition: The Second Creation is a dramatic--and human--chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge.

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Product Description: Crease’s brilliantly exploited theatrical analogy places scientific theorizing back into the wider context of experimental inquiry." ―Robert C. ScharffCrease attacks the "mystical" account of experimentation embraced by the positivist and Kantian varieties of philosophy of science, according to which experimentation takes a backseat to theory...read more

Hardcover:

9780253314741 | Indiana Univ Pr, December 1, 1993, cover price $53.95 | About this edition: Crease’s brilliantly exploited theatrical analogy places scientific theorizing back into the wider context of experimental inquiry.

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