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Complexity and the Arrow of Time

by Charles H. Lineweaver, Paul C. W. Davies & Michael Ruse

<p>There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort ...

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Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering

Concepts - Practices - Perspectives

by Juan Manuel Durán

<p>This book addresses key conceptual issues relating to the modern scientific and engineering use of computer simulations. It analyses a broad set of questions, from the nature of computer simulations to their epistemological power, including ...

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Computers and Cognition: Why Minds are not Machines

by J.H. Fetzer

<p>An important collection of studies providing a fresh and original perspective on the nature of mind, including thoughtful and detailed arguments that explain why the prevailing paradigm - the computational conception of language and mentality

ISBN: 9789401009737

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Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel

The Philosopher's Guide to the Universe

by Richard Dien Winfield

<p>This book defies the reigning dismissal of the philosophy of nature by turning to what Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel have had to say about nature and critically thinking through their arguments to reconstruct a comprehensive account of the ...

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Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology

Innovative Research Strategies

by Harmon R. Holcomb III

<p>This series will include monographs and collections of studies devoted to the investigation and exploration of knowledge, information, and data-processing systems of all kinds, no matter whether human, (other) animal, or machine. Its scope is

ISBN: 9789401006187

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Conceptual Change

by G.A. Pearce & P. Maynard

<p>During Hallowe'en of 1970, the Department of Philosophy of the Univer­ sity of Western Ontario held its annual fall colloquium at London, On­ tario. The general topic of the sessions that year was conceptual change. The thirteen papers ...

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Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science

Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori

by David J. Stump

<p>In this book, David Stump traces alternative conceptions of the a priori in the philosophy of science and defends a unique position in the current debates over conceptual change and the constitutive elements in science. Stump emphasizes the ...

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Conceptualising the Social World

Principles of Sociological Analysis

by John Scott

<p>This comprehensive and authoritative statement of fundamental principles of sociological analysis integrates approaches that are often seen as mutually exclusive. John Scott argues that theorising in sociology and other social sciences is ...

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Confessions of an Alien

A Mythology for the Third Millenium

by E.T. Marshall

<p data-version='1.1'>Of course the title of this series is <strong><em>Mythology for the Third Millennium</em></strong>, but what is mythology? Mythology is a narrative that usually contains hidden meanings and deals with questions such as: ...

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Conquest of Body

Biopower with Biotechnology

by Polona Tratnik

<p>This book reflects on the phenomenon of biotechnology and how it affects the body and discusses a number of related issues, including visualization, mediation, and epistemology.</p> <p>The author offers a compelling thesis, arguing that the ...

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Constructivism in Science Education

A Philosophical Examination

by Michael Matthews

<p>Constructivism is one of the most influential theories in contemporary education and learning theory. It has had great influence in science education. The papers in this collection represent, arguably, the most sustained examination of the ...

ISBN: 9789401150323

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Contemporary Evolutionary Theories of Culture and the Study of Religion

by Professor Radek Kundt

<p>Radek Kundt compares the notion of evolution in cultural evolutionary theories with neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory to determine the value of the biological concept for studying culture.</p> <p><em>Contemporary Evolutionary Theories of ...

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Contemporary Philosophy and Social Science

An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

by Michiru Nagatsu & Dr Attilia Ruzzene

<p>How should we theorize about the social world? How can we integrate theories, models and approaches from seemingly incompatible disciplines? Does theory affect social reality?</p> <p>This state-of-the-art collection addresses contemporary ...

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Contemporary Yugoslav Philosophy: The Analytic Approach

by A. Pavkovic

<p>The aim of this collection is to present the work of Yugoslav philosophers who approach philosophy in a analytic manner. I have sought contributions from all philosophers of whom I knew to be working in this tradition. Not all sent their ...

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Continuity and Change in the Development of Russell’s Philosophy

by P.J. Hager

<p>The general view of Russell's work amongst philosophers has been that repeat­ edly, during his long and distinguished career, crucial changes of mind on fun­ damental points were significant enough to cause him to successively adopt a ...

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Correspondence Principle and Growth of Science

by W. Krajewski

<p>This book is devoted to the problems of the growth of science. These prob­ lems, neglected for a long time by the philosophers of science, have become in the 60's and 70's a subject of vivid discussion. There are philosophers who stress only ...

ISBN: 9789401011785

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Corrupted Science

Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science (Revised & Expanded)

by John Grant

<p>A searing exposé of the misuses and misrepresentations of science from the time of Galileo continuing through to the present day, this new edition includes updates on the asbestos industry, the chemicals industry, the sugar industry, the ...

ISBN: 9781947071032

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Cosmic Apprentice

Dispatches from the Edges of Science

by Dorion Sagan

<p>In the pursuit of knowledge, Dorion Sagan argues in this dazzlingly eclectic, rigorously crafted, and deliciously witty collection of essays, scientific authoritarianism and philosophical obscurantism are equally formidable obstacles to ...

ISBN: 9780816684410

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Cosmology, History, and Theology

by Wolfgang Yourgrau

<p>It is difficult to doubt that we suffer at present from the manifold aspects of an economic crisis which affects all walks of life. Well, men in almost every epoch in history have maintained that they were going through a crisis which was ...

ISBN: 9781461587804

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Creating Consilience

Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

by Edward Slingerland & Mark Collard

<p>Calls for a &quot;consilient&quot; or &quot;vertically integrated&quot; approach to the study of human mind and culture have, for the most part, been received by scholars in the humanities with either indifference or hostility. One reason for

ISBN: 9780190207991

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