Science and Society
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Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare
Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.
The Beauty of Detours
Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.
Fire and Snow
A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.
Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides
Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.
From Modernity to Cosmodernity
Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.
Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls
Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.
The Passionate Empiricist
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
How the Gene Got Its Groove
Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.
Karl Popper and the Social Sciences
The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper’s contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.
Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.
Humanity and the Cosmos
Essays on the interaction between science and spiritual values which characterize much of modern life.
In and About the World
Offers a new approach to a number of central issues concerning the theoretical interpretation and normative evaluation of contemporary science and technology.
Formal Theory in Sociology
A group of renowned sociological theorists analyze why the attempts to make sociological theory formal in the 1960s and early 1970s failed. This becomes not only an unusual and interesting analysis in ...
On the Shoulders of Merchants
This book shows how the universal quantification of science resulted from the routinization of commercial practices that were familiar in scientist's daily lives. Following the work of Franz Borkenau ...
Knowledge Without Expertise
This book critically examines the reliance of society on experts, specifically attacking the notion of the privilege of scientific expertise and defining the politics of this intellectual discourse. The ...
An international group of distinguished scholars brings a variety of resources to bear on the major issues in the study and teaching of mathematics, and on the problem of understanding mathematics as ...
Technology and Social Complexity
Technology and Social Complexity explores the continuities between today's incredibly powerful new technology and the simpler technologies of the past. It shows that the diverse phenomena encompassed ...
Man's Future Birthright
Hermann Joseph Muller (1890–1967) was a member of the early genetics group at Columbia University that developed the chromosome theory of inheritance. T. H. Morgan received the Nobel Prize in Medicine ...