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Philosophy & Social Aspects

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  • Designing Freedom

    by Stafford Beer ...
    series The CBC Massey Lectures
    Distinguished cyberneticist Stafford Beer states the case for a new science of systems theory and cybernetics. His essays examine such issues as The Real Threat to All We Hold Most Dear, The Discarded Tools of Modern Man, A Liberty Machine in Prototype, Science in the Service of Man, The Future That Can Be Demanded Now, The Free Man in a Cybernetic World.Designing Freedom ponders the possibilities ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film

    Thought-provoking essays on movies from Metropolis to The Matrix.The science fiction genre, through films such as Blade Runner, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Terminator, not only entertains us but makes us think—about the implications of new technologies, the parameters and possibilities of space and time, and, in the age of artificial intelligence and robotics, the meaning of humanity ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012

    by Dan Ariely ...
    series The Best American Series
    “Top-notch science writing covering everything from the 1,000 species in the human gut to efforts to reverse-evolve a chicken into a dinosaur.” —Kirkus ReviewsWith contributions from bestselling and award-winning writers including Jerome Groopman and Elizabeth Kolbert, this volume delves into such topics as the 2008 “Black Friday” stampede at a Long Island Walmart; an annual humans-vs.-AI ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Waking Up

    A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

    by Sam Harris ...
    For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Moral Ground

    Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

    Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries-theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers-to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • A Deadly Wandering

    A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age

    by Matt Richtel ...
    "Deserves a spot next to Fast Food Nation and To Kill a Mockingbird in America’s high school curriculums. To say it may save lives is self-evident.” —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle, Chrisitian Science Monitor, Kirkus, Winnipeg Free PressOne of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Timefulness

    How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

    Why an awareness of Earth’s temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survivalFew of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet’s long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating for ourselves. The passage of nine days, which is how long a drop of water typically stays in Earth’s atmosphere, is something we can easily ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World

    The philosophical theory of scientific explanation proposed here involves a radically new treatment of causality that accords with the pervasively statistical character of contemporary science. Wesley C. Salmon describes three fundamental conceptions of scientific explanation--the epistemic, modal, and ontic. He argues that the prevailing view (a version of the epistemic conception) is untenable ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

    by Samir Okasha ...
    series Very Short Introductions
    How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective'? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science, and investigates fascinating, challenging questions such as these. Starting at the very ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Los engaños de la mente

    Cómo los trucos de magia desvelan el funcionamiento del cerebro

    series Imago Mundi
    Cucharas que se doblan sin tocarlas, sillas que desaparecen ante nuestros ojos, mujeres serradas por la mitad que siguen moviendo las piernas, monedas que se multiplican en una mano vacía, cartas que se mueven por sí solas dentro de la baraja… Está claro, los espectáculos de magia juegan con nuestra mente. Pero ¿cómo? Stephen Macknik y Susana Martínez-Conde, que dirigen sendos laboratorios ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • History of Science 3153: Since Newton

    This is a university text book offered to support a history of modern science course. ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $17.99 USD

  • En defensa de la Ilustración

    Por la razón, la ciencia, el humanismo y el progreso

    by Steven Pinker ...
    Translated by Pablo Hermida Lazcano ...
    series Contextos
    Si creías que el mundo estaba llegando a su fin, esto te interesa: vivimos más años y la salud nos acompaña, somos más libres y, en definitiva, más felices; y aunque los problemas a los que nos enfrentamos son extraordinarios, las soluciones residen en el ideal de la Ilustración: el uso de la razón y la ciencia.En esta elegante evaluación de la condición humana en el tercer milenio, el científico ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

    by Mary Roach ...
    **An Instant New York Times Bestseller#1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller#1 Indie Hardcover Nonfiction BestsellerA Washington Post and Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2021Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionJoin "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world ... Read more

    $16.39 USD

  • Rationality

    What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In our uncertain age, which can so often feel so dark and disturbing, Steven Pinker has distinguished himself as a voice of positivity.” – New York TimesCan reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite book of all time”) answers all ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Irresistible

    ¿Quién nos ha convertido en yonquis tecnológicos?

    by Adam Alter ...
    Translated by Ana Pedrero Verge ...
    series Contextos
    Somos adictos. Nos obsesionamos con el correo electrónico, los «me gusta» en Instagram y la actividad en Facebook; vemos capítulos de series sin descanso; y pasamos una media de tres horas al día absortos en nuestro smartphone.En su revolucionario libro, el profesor de Psicología y Marketing de la Universidad de Nueva York Adam Alter analiza el auge de las adicciones del comportamiento y explica ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Elemental

    How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything

    by Tim James ...
    If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers. When the seventh row of the periodic table of elements was completed in June 2016 with the addition of four final elements—nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson—we at last could identify all the ingredients necessary to construct our world.In Elemental, chemist and science educator Tim James provides an ... Read more

    $11.09 USD

  • How Emotions Are Made

    The Secret Life of the Brain

    Preeminent psychologist Lisa Barrett lays out how the brain constructs emotions in a way that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind.“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science.”??—??The Wall Street Journal“A singular book, remarkable for the freshness of its ideas and the boldness and clarity with which they ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Numbers Don't Lie

    71 Stories to Help Us Understand the Modern World

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    **"Vaclav Smil is my favorite author… Numbers Don't Lie takes everything that makes his writing great and boils it down into an easy-to-read format. I unabashedly recommend this book to anyone who loves learning."--Bill Gates, GatesNotesAn essential guide to understanding how numbers reveal the true state of our world--exploring a wide range of topics including energy, the environment, technology, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

    by Epictetus ...
    Epictetus (AD 55 – AD 135) was a Greek sage and Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. This collection of Epictetus' aphorisms can be seen as an early type of self help book or a window into the teachings of the Stoics. The ... Read more

    $4.16 USD

  • Nine Pints

    A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

    by Rose George ...
    An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough scienceBlood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don’t even know their own blood ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Ethical Questions in Healthcare Chaplaincy

    Learning to Make Informed Decisions

    by Pia Matthews ...
    This textbook untangles the complicated ethical dilemmas that arise during the day-to-day work of healthcare chaplaincy, and offers a sturdy but flexible framework which chaplains can use to reflect on their own practice.Tackling essential issues such as consent, life support, abortion, beginning and end of life and human dignity, it enables chaplains to tease out the ethical implications of ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • Five Billion Years of Solitude

    The Search for Life Among the Stars

    by Lee Billings ...
    “A definitive guide to astronomy’s hottest field.” —The EconomistSince its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of “exoplanets,” including some that could be similar to our own world, and the pace of discovery is accelerating.In a fascinating account of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Power over Peoples

    Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present

    series The Princeton Economic History of the Western World #41
    For six hundred years, the nations of Europe and North America have periodically attempted to coerce, invade, or conquer other societies. They have relied on their superior technology to do so, yet these technologies have not always guaranteed success. Power over Peoples examines Western imperialism's complex relationship with technology, from the first Portuguese ships that ventured down the ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Ciencia y espiritualidad

    Una integración cuántica

    Through an exposition of scientific theory and experimental data, as well as of spiritual practices and cosmologies, the authors propose a paradigm shift by exploring spirituality through science. Claiming that spirituality can solve not only the paradoxes of quantum physics but also those of life, the human mind, and health, this book goes so far as to address ideas about life after death, ... Read more

    $15.19 USD