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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.

Humanity and the Cosmos

Essays on the interaction between science and spiritual values which characterize much of modern life.

The End of Modern Medicine

Proposes a radically reconfigured medical model centered on mind-body interaction.

Degrees of Compromise

Analyzes value changes arising from new university-industry research relationships.

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 ...

Controversial Science

This book represents emerging alternative perspectives to the "constructivist" orthodoxy that currently dominates the field of science and technology studies. Various contributions from distinguished ...

Math Worlds

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 ...

Thinking Constructively About Science, Technology, and Society Education

This book defines STS—science, technology, and society—education and discusses current thinking about its conceptual evolution. It synthesizes a broad range of research and thought in the history ...

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 ...