Philosophy of Science

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The Humanistic Background of Science

The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.

The Hand of the Engraver

A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.

Atomistic Intuitions

An English translation of Bachelard's sixth book, in which he seeks to develop a metaphysical context for modern atomistic science.

Germs of Death

An analysis of Derrida’s early work engaging Plato, Hegel, and the life sciences.

Biodeconstruction

Analyzes Derrida’s 1975 seminar “La vie la mort” as a deconstruction of biology with relevance to his work more broadly.

Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination

Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.

Leo Strauss on Science

The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.

Gaston Bachelard, Revised and Updated

Comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of works by one of twentieth-century France’s most original thinkers.

Brain, Consciousness, and God

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.

From Modernity to Cosmodernity

Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.

Goodbye, Kant!

A penetrating and freewheeling evaluation of Kant's magnum opus.

The Orders of Nature

A systematic theory of naturalism, bridging metaphysics and the science of complexity and emergence.

Heidegger on Science

Edited by Trish Glazebrook
Subjects: Philosophy

The first collection of essays devoted to Heidegger’s contribution to understanding modern science.

Psychoanalysis at the Limit

Edited by Jon Mills
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines the question of science, epistemology, and unconscious experience in psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Quantum Theory

Explores what can be known within quantum theory, with special emphasis on the difference between prediction and explanation.

Postphenomenology and Technoscience

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

Physics and Whitehead

Leading scholars explore the connections between quantum physics and process philosophy.

The Intelligence of Flowers

By Maurice Maeterlinck
Translated by Philip Mosley
Introduction by Philip Mosley
Subjects: Literature

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.

Neoplatonism and Nature

Original essays by leading scholars on Plotinus' philosophy of nature.

Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature

Confirms that Hegel's philosophy of nature continues to have great significance for our understanding of the natural world.

Images of Development

Questions the dominant biological approach of explaining animal development as entirely genetic by exploring the explanatory value of investigating environmental influences.

Inventing the Universe

A parallel investigation of both Plato's Timaeusand the contemporary standard Big Bang model of the universe shows that any possible scientific knowledge of the universe is ultimately grounded in irreducible ...

Science, Paradox, and the Moebius Principle

Science, Paradox, and the Moebius Principle confronts basic anomalies in the foundations of contemporary knowledge. Steven M. Rosen deals with paradoxes that call into question our conventional way of ...

Philosophy of Science and the Occult

Edited by Patrick Grim
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Philosophy

This book both introduces the philosophy of science through examination of the occult and examines the occult rigorously enough to raise central issues in the philosophy of science. Placed in the context ...

Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences

This book expands the concept of the nature of science and provides a practical research alternative for those who work with people and organizations.

Using literary criticism, philosophy, and history, ...

A Realistic Theory of Science

By C. A. Hooker
Subjects: Philosophy

This book presents a clear and critical view of the orthodox logical empiricist tradition, pointing the way to significant developments for the understanding of science both as research and as culture. ...

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science

Recent advances in a variety of scientific disciplines have revealed the limitations of the Newtonian-Cartesian model of the universe. One of the interesting aspects of this development is the increasing ...

Evolution: Genesis and Revelations

Edited by C. Leon Harris
Subjects: Philosophy

In this comprehensive history of evolutionism, C. Leon Harris has combined primary source readings with clear, pertinent background information, to provide a solid basic understanding of the ways scientists ...

Whitehead's Organic Philosophy of Science

A new approach to Whitehead's philosophy of science, relating his mature metaphysical system to contemporary discussions in the philosophy of science.