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Scientific Discovery
Scientific Discovery (July 1993)
Logic and Tinkering
Aharon Kantorovich - Author

"This is the best English language book in evolutionary epistemology so far." -- Donald T. Campbell, Lehigh University

"It's comprehensive, thorough, and synthesizes many different ideas and views. It's intelligent, well argued, clear, and well organized. The work as a whole represents an original and worthwhile approach to an imporant issue." -- David B. Resnik, University of Wyoming

Kantorovich analyzes the notion of discovery. He...(Read More)
The Need for a Sacred Science
The Need for a Sacred Science (July 1993)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Author

"This work is a brilliant blending of sound scholarship and spiritual vision." -- Jacob Needleman, San Francisco State University

This book deals with the meaning of a science rooted in the sacred, the metaphysical foundation of such science, its contrast to modern science and its pertinence to some of the major issues facing humanity today. In the first part, the author turns to the fundamental question of the multiplicity of sacred forms. ...(Read More)
Math Worlds
Math Worlds (April 1993)
Philosophical and Social Studies of Mathematics and Mathematics Education
Sal Restivo - Editor
Jean Paul Van Bendegem - Editor
Roland Fischer - Editor

"Philosophy of mathematics has become a major area of interest for philosophers and historians of ideas in the last few years; and the swing has been toward examining the social context and processes involved in mathematics rather than taking it as a transcendent body of truths. This book is very up to date in this respect. It will prove to be the cutting-edge statement on the sociological approach to mathematics on both philosophical and theoreti...(Read More)
Sociobiology, Sex, and Science
Sociobiology, Sex, and Science (January 1993)
Harmon R. Holcomb III - Author

"Holcomb is now clearly the leading authority on sociobiology among philosophers of science. The book is non-polemical and non-ideological, thus making it far superior to Kitcher's earlier work, which it most resembles. Holcomb's aim is the promotion of science and new and better insights into the basis of science. He successfully uses human sociobiology as a research domain to investigate the nature of science, for which it is admirably suited. ...(Read More)
The Pursuit of Inquiry
The Pursuit of Inquiry (November 1992)
Jay Schulkin - Author

In an age of over specialization, The Pursuit of Inquiry is a book that bridges the disciplines of speculative philosophy and ongoing empirical research in psychology, biology, and neuroscience.

"Jay Schulkin's Pursuit of Inquiry brings a bench scientist's knowledge and experience to the central philosophic problem of reason in contemporary culture. Like his predecessor, Charles Peirce, Schulkin understands reason as inquiry, a...(Read More)
History and Evolution
History and Evolution (July 1992)
Matthew H. Nitecki - Editor
Doris V. Nitecki - Editor

The studies of evolutionary biology and of human history face the same kinds of problems and deal with the same processes. Both disciplines deal with similar questions in similar ways, but do the methods used produce comparable knowledge, and are the differences and similarities between these disciplines real?

This book examines the philosophy of historical and evolutionary studies; the objectivity and meanings of human and evolutionary hist...(Read More)
Philosophy of Science and the Occult
Philosophy of Science and the Occult (July 1990)
Second Edition
Patrick Grim - Editor

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 of the occult, philosophy of science issues become immediately understandable and forcefully compelling.

Divergent views on astrology, parapsychology, and quantum mechanics mysticism emphasize topics standard to the philosophy of science. S...(Read More)
Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences
Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences (April 1988)
Donald E. Polkinghorne - Author

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

"This book speaks to a raging controversy that has significance for a variety of fields. I know of no other book that is so integrative and clarifying of what the issues are and how they arose." -- Seymour Sarason, Yale University

Using literary criticism, ...(Read More)
A Realistic Theory of Science
A Realistic Theory of Science (February 1987)
C. A. Hooker - Author

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. It summarizes the present confused and highly polarized status of the orthodox philosophy of science. It exhibits clearly the fundamental metaphysical and global presuppositions and confusions that have led to this status. It provides a positive po...(Read More)
Order and Organism
Order and Organism (June 1985)
Steps Toward a Whiteheadian Philosophy of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
Murray Code - Author

What is now needed is a way of thinking about the physical that is realistic in outlook but which departs radically from the mechanistic post-Galilean tradition. Since it seems clear that we can no longer take for granted the certainty and absolute objectivity of scientific knowledge, any alternative view must be able to do full justice to subjective modes of knowing.

Order and Organism shows how Alfred North W...(Read More)
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