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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.

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.

Galileo's Pendulum

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.

The End of Modern Medicine

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

Nature, Design, and Science

Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.

Visions of STS

Maps interconnections between science, technology, and society in order to understand both benefits and costs.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...